@@MAX_CONNECTIONS (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Managed Instance

Returns the maximum number of simultaneous user connections allowed on an instance of SQL Server. The number returned is not necessarily the number currently configured.

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Syntax

@@MAX_CONNECTIONS  

Note

To view Transact-SQL syntax for SQL Server 2014 and earlier, see Previous versions documentation.

Return Types

integer

Remarks

The actual number of user connections allowed also depends on the version of SQL Server that is installed and the limitations of your applications and hardware.

To reconfigure SQL Server for fewer connections, use sp_configure.

Examples

The following example shows returning the maximum number of user connections on an instance of SQL Server. The example assumes that SQL Server has not been reconfigured for fewer user connections.

SELECT @@MAX_CONNECTIONS AS 'Max Connections';  

Here is the result set.

Max Connections  
---------------  
32767            

See Also

sp_configure
Configuration Functions
Configure the user connections Server Configuration Option