Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
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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.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
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