A. Windows NT Server 4.0 machines may receive the following errors in the system event log:

Event 2022: Server was unable to find a free connection 1 times in the last 60 seconds.

This happens because a request was made to grow a file and the disk is fragmented or is nearly full. This causes the free space search to take an extremely long time. This request holds system level locks that are needed for other requests to complete. The Server service resource task is pended as well, which causes Event ID 2022.

You should therefore defragment your disk to resolve this issue. If the problem persists perform the following:

  1. Start Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
  3. From the edit menu select New - DWORD value
  4. Enter a name of MaxFreeConnections and press Enter
  5. Double click the new entry and set to any value up to 100
  6. From the edit menu select New - DWORD value
  7. Enter a name of MinFreeConnections and press Enter
  8. Double click the new entry and set to any value up to 32
  9. Close the registry editor
  10. Restart the computer