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    by george ·

    For easy access to a NT-server, all 5 users use the same login-name on their workstation. Can this do any harm? Say, corrupting a shared database, although they use their own name accessing this database.
    TIA
    George

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    • #3667625

      same login-name

      by darren.stradins ·

      In reply to same login-name

      George,

      Although sharing the same login name is generally not advisable (for security reasons) it shouldn’t cause any corruption if your users use the same server individually. However, if you have more than one server, in the same domain, and your users logon simultaneously to seperate servers, depending upon the apps they run (you didn’t detail what apps they are actually running) you may run into probs…

      Hope this helps.

      -Darren

      • #3666662

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        by george ·

        In reply to same login-name

        i’m convinced. no porblems with 5 pc’s logging in as admin. the database is logged in under differtent names. thanx

    • #3661118

      same login-name

      by mattohare ·

      In reply to same login-name

      This may not be part of what you’re asking, but it would be an issue at our site.

      If you use another application such as SQL Server that uses Windows authentication, and you try to give each of them access to the same database, they will have thesame username in that database. That may mess up audit logs and the like if you use just that username and not the login domain in the logs.

    • #3667448

      same login-name

      by george ·

      In reply to same login-name

      Thanx for your concern, both of you. Security is not an issue here. We don’t use databases that use Windows authentification. Is there a tech-article around that describes this log-in, telling it’s no problem?

    • #3666693

      same login-name

      by gigelul ·

      In reply to same login-name

      Depends of your database but if your users make some custom settings in their roaming profile at log off will be saved to the same location and never the users will have their own profile. Also you can have problems with printers or mailing program,password expires and others NT futures.

      • #3666661

        same login-name

        by george ·

        In reply to same login-name

        I want the same profile for all users. they just login to the db as a different user. thats enough in this situation, thanx

    • #3666660

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      by george ·

      In reply to same login-name

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