Using Windows 7 As A File Server In A Peer To Peer Network Fix

Windows 7 Peer to Peer Setup Fix

If you are using Microsoft Windows 7 Peer to Peer as a file server to share files to other XP or Windows 7 Computers on the network you may find that the network slows down or fails to connect after a short amount of time. You may also fin the following error in the Event Viewer of the Windows 7 Peer to Peer File Server:

Source: srv 
Event ID: 2017 
Level: Error 
The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.

If you need to share files off a Microsoft Windows 7 Computer to other PCs on the network you need to tell it to allocate resources correctly or you may experience problems after the share has been active for a while or when transferring files.

To fix the problem you need to set the following registry key to ‘1′ on the Windows 7 Peer to Peer File Server:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache

and set the following registry key to ‘3′:


Reboot after making these changes and you will find the problem no longer occurs.

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