windows 11 connection limit exists?

Steven Lin 1 Reputation point

windows 11 connection limit exists?

Our client requests the installation of server software such as Node.js, nginx, etc., on Windows 11 Home edition to serve as a web server. However, our development team has heard that there may be differences between the Home edition and the server edition:

Microsoft limits the concurrent connection count for Home edition products. There are some related statements in the link below.



We would like to inquire:

Would using server software in this manner violate Microsoft's terms of use?

Does the non-server version of Windows actually restrict the number of concurrent connections?

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  1. S.Sengupta 15,766 Reputation points MVP

    Windows 11 Home is limited to 20 concurrent inbound connections. In contrast, Windows Server editions are designed to handle many more concurrent connections, with much higher limits. For a production environment where reliable and high-performance web serving is required, using a dedicated server operating system like Windows Server 2022 would be more appropriate.