Limit player connections
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
This property allows you to specify the maximum number of players that can connect. When the limit is reached, subsequent connection requests are refused, and a limit hit event is displayed in the Troubleshooting list.
To optimize server security when adding player connection limits, you should set the value of Limit outgoing distribution connections to be equal to or less than the value of Limit player connections.
It is possible that a player can bypass the player connection limit by identifying itself as a distribution server. Therefore, it is recommended that you limit the number of distribution server connections as well.