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805 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2007 3:48 PM by Michael Ojaste
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2007 2:18 PM (in response to Sean Doyle1)Hi
Can a user log into the same network user account
from multiple macs at the same time?
Will this cause problems with the network
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2007 8:40 AM (in response to Sean Doyle1)I've done this on my network, but experienced problems with Mail.app reporting "locked mailboxes" when trying to open Mail.app on the second log in. I've also had some problems with Spotlight that I haven't been able to track down.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2007 2:51 PM (in response to David L. Huxtable)Hi,
I'm also experiencing some odd issues w/ multiple clients using the same Id w/ Home Directory.
Word is erroring w/ a 'framework' message which seems to mean that the preferences file is locked.
We also get periodic spinning wheels that we can't explain.
Does anyone have more experience w/ one ID w/ multiple logins using Office products?Xserve, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2007 3:48 PM (in response to Antonio Rocco)Hard to believe Antonio, as just common logic would tell you it is a bad idea to have Multiple Users trying to work off the same home directory on a server. There are a tons of issues I could point out but that would get a bit geeky. File locking and reading issue was already sighted and would happen allot depending on how many users all at the same time.
The safest way to do this if you must is create mobile homes which will synchronize a local home for each client Mac from the one master home directory on the server.
The only problem that might arise here is if 2 or more users try to login or log out at the same time.Mac Pro 2 x 2.66Ghz intel 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.8), ATTO SCSI320 2CH, Highpoint 2322 SATA 2 RAID