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    Can you run a .exe from an external HD on 2 seperate machines…?

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    by akabatfink ·

    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone would be able to assist with this doozey. I have an external HD shared across a network, both myself and colleague can access the HD no problems but i was wondering if we would be able to run an .exe from the external HD on both of our seperate machines across the network, at the same time. It would be the same .exe file which we woul dbe running.

    I hope someone can help…thank you for your time

    Kind Rgds

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    • #2510182

      Clarifications

      by akabatfink ·

      In reply to Can you run a .exe from an external HD on 2 seperate machines…?

      Clarifications

    • #2510178

      I would bet

      by dumphrey ·

      In reply to Can you run a .exe from an external HD on 2 seperate machines…?

      that it wont work. The program will allow the first comer to open and execute it, but will then “lock” unless it is a multiuser application. Any particular reason you both need to run the same exe at the same time?

      • #2510163

        You can

        by toivo talikka ·

        In reply to I would bet

        You should be able to load the program into both PCs. Depending on the setup, if the program is referring to a configuration file on a network drive and if the configuration file maintains the status or the identification of each PC that loaded the program, and depending on the licensing mode, the program in the second PC may come to a grinding halt.

        Otherwise, if all the settings used by the program are maintained in the user’s profile and the program does not keep track of how many times it has been loaded or run simultaneously, there is no reason for it not to work.

        On the other hand, if the program is referring to files stored on the network drives and the program opens a file for writing in an exclusive mode, the file is locked by one PC for the duration of the transaction, and the other PC may have difficulties in accessing the file, or the end result may be an inconsistent file. That is why the multi-user applications tend to be more expensive because they contain the logic to maintain file or record locking to enable simultaneous updates from several workstations.

        • #2536821

          Thank you

          by akabatfink ·

          In reply to You can

          thankyou so much for your response & for going into great detail. You’ve cleared it up for me.

          Thanks again

      • #2536820

        Thank you

        by akabatfink ·

        In reply to I would bet

        Thanks for your reply, it was very helpful.

        We were just looking into the posibility of it really, to try and free up some space on our machines due to memory restrictions

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