How can I configure multiple concurrent Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) download sessions to one server?

A. In accordance with Request for Comments (RFC) 2068, IE 5.0 and later limit the number of concurrent downloads to one server. HTTP 1.0-based servers are limited to four sessions, and HTTP 1.1-based servers are limited to three sessions, one of which is queued. If your servers support high bandwidth and you want to establish more concurrent connections, perform the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings registry subkey.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
  4. Enter the name MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server for HTTP 1.0-based servers or enter the name MaxConnectionsPerServer for HTTP 1.1-based servers, then press Enter.
  5. Double-click the new value, set it to the hexadecimal value for the number of connections you desire (e.g., a in hex for 10), then click OK.
  6. Close the registry editor.
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