A. If a server can't accept a new SMB session request from a client because of insufficient resources or server problem, the server will send a negative response to the client after 10 seconds. To modify this response time, perform the following steps on the server:
- Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
- Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Rdr\Parameters registry subkey.
- Double-click the FailedConnectTimeout value (of type DWORD), enter the number of seconds you want to use for the timeout period, then click OK.
- Restart the server.
For Windows 2000 and later, a hardcoded value of 10 seconds is used.