Updating the Windows Workstation Registry

 

Windows workstations can experience timeouts when accessing the storage device via a LAN connection to the Windows server. To help prevent this timeout problem, certain Registry entries can be modified to increase the timeout value on the Windows workstation.

 

After installation, you should update the Registry on each Windows Workstation you will use to access InveStore from the network. You must add two parameters on the Windows Workstation’s Registry to increase the session time- out for that Workstation.

 

This section describes two methods for updating the Registry.

Method 1: Updating the Registry with a Batch File

 

·      Log into the Windows Workstation as the administrator. You must have administrative rights to the Workstation.

·      Insert the InveStore CD into the Windows Workstation’s CD- ROM drive.

·      Open a Command Prompt Window and run NTWSETUP.BAT to update the Registry.

·      Reboot the Windows Workstation for the Registry changes to take effect.

Method 2: Updating the Registry Manually

The following procedure describes how to update the Registry.

 

To update the Registry,

 

·      From the Start Menu, click on Run.

·      Type Regedit in the Open: box.

·      Click OK.

·      Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE from the Window Menu.

·      Traverse the following list to add new parameters to "Lanman WorkStation":

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  SYSTEM
  CurrentControlSet
  Services
    LanmanWorkstation
     Parameters

At this level, select "Add Value..." from the "Edit" Menu to create:

SessTimeout: REG_DWORD: 0xffff

  Value Name = SessTimeout
           Data Type = REG_DWORD
             Data = ffff

·      Traverse the following list to add new parameter to "NWCWorkstation":

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  SYSTEM
  CurrentControlSet
  Services
  NWCWorkstation
  Parameters

·      At this level, select "Add Value..." from the "Edit" Menu to create:

SessTimeout: REG_DWORD: 0xffff

 

If "SessTimeout" is already defined, but does not have the value "0xffff", then double click on the parameter to edit its value.