Side effect of running one user account on multiple computer

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Hi, What would happen if I tried running say 9+ computer all under one user accout at the same time. Would this effect printing services, sharing or any other service alike? Just started to support a new client. They currently have 9 computers running under one account. Some computer presently have trouble reconnecting to printers. These printers are not network printers. Two of the problems printers are connected throught another computer also running the same account. some computers keep on getting unable to reconnect and some I can't even map it. The network sharing seems to be working just fine. Server: Windows 2003 Client: Mix of 2000 and XP Pro Thanks you
ASKED: December 17, 2005  2:40 PM
UPDATED: December 20, 2005  1:42 AM

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Is this a workgroup or Active Directory environment?
Have you considered maping all the printers through the server?

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  • Fortunax
    Using the same account on multiple workstations should not be an issue. Make sure that file and print services are enabled on the XP workstations with the locally attached printers, and that their firewall settings allow f&p. There are many other reasons to consider, but without knowing more details it's very difficult to troubleshoot.
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  • BadFinger
    I was having a similar problem until I disabled IPv6 on the LAN, leaving it enabled on the shared connection going to Internet. Now everything connects much quicker. Also be sure that there is only one DHCP server on your network.
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  • DrillO
    I agree with the previous...I am running several machines daily on my network that use the same user account due to the number of people that use these machines. This works really well for me and I've never experienced a problem. Paul
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  • Johnnyboy2
    If these are lxmark 632 printers there is a Microsoft critical update 896423 along with cumulative update to sp4 that will trash connections ( drivers ). Unload these updates and see what happens.
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  • Jcan123
    Remember that Workstations and Pro and XP has a maximum of 10 simultaneous connections. So if the printer is on a workstation, then this might be an issue
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