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HELP PLEASE - Multiple Users and Multiple Screens Question

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    HELP PLEASE - Multiple Users and Multiple Screens Question

    Hey guys thanks for reading this post.

    For work, I run software that can only be opened a single time on a computer - no way around it - however, on my Windows 8 computer, I figured out that I can open the software on different user accounts on the same computer, and the software runs perfectly on the 3 accounts simultaneously when it is activated.

    I am very annoyed by having to switch back and forth between three user profiles dozens of times a day to check up on the software and errors, so my big question is:

    Say my main user profile is "Joe" and my second profile is "Bob" and my third profile is "Teddy", is there any way I can have one of my monitors always display Joe's screen/activity, while another monitor always display Bob's screen/activity, and my third monitor always display Teddy's screen/activity - essentially I have three user profiles running simultaneously at all times, and I want to see each of them individually on my three screens.

    (These user profiles on the same computer of course, again just hate switching back and forth.)

    Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.



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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jay, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might consider using a virtual machine instead. This way you could have the program running in each separate virtual machine, and be able to view them as separate opened windows from within your account.

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Unfortunately, Microsoft does not allow multiple users to be interactive on Desktop versions of windows at the same time. For instance, you can connect to your desktop machine with Remote Desktop from another computer, but it will log you out of the console when you do. Thus, while you can switch between users, you can only have one be "interactive" at one time.

    Brink's suggestion is a good one, if you have enough resources to run more than one virtual machine at the same time.
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  4. #4

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    What Program is it, maybe we can help you find a way around the multiple instances thing.
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