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Two Computers Setup w/ Same Account Creating Problems


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#1 babakazoo

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:05 PM

Ok folks,

 

I setup (2) computers (laptops) to be used in two different locations.  I used the same email account hoping this would allow th comuters to network.  This has only created major problems.

 

Promlems:

 

* one computer has to shut down so the other computer can log on.

* files can't be shared, but if you change the desktop on one you can see the change on the other.   Still no files can be exchanged.

* once in awhile the "Group Policy Client Service" will pop up.

 

The computers are linked, but not in a way the clients like it.

 

Do you have any thoughts?

 

Thank you ................. noa

 

 

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:51 PM

You could create a local account on one or both PCs - then instead of shutting down, you could just switch to local account on one of them.

 

For sharing files, both PC's should share OneDrive storage. Just copy files to OneDrive from one PC, and then copy them from OneDrive to the other PC. If it is text or pictures, you can also use OneNote



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Posted 25 September 2015 - 08:12 AM

Tell us exactly how you setup the network.

 

How are the computers connected to the router, Ethernet or wifi?

 

Can both computer get online?


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 01:16 PM

I set these up 8-10 months ago.  

 

I "believe" the owner wanted me to use the SAME email (hotmail) to create the accounts.  

 

I literally setup both the same way but with different Names thinking both would be able to talk to one another.  

 

One computer has to be booted before the other will operate properly.

 

I didn't realize the conflict I created.  

 

I am still waiting on the results from a former reply:

 

"You could create a local account on one or both PCs - then instead of shutting down, you could just switch to local account on one of them.

For sharing files, both PC's should share OneDrive storage. Just copy files to OneDrive from one PC, and then copy them from OneDrive to the other PC. If it is text or pictures, you can also use OneNote"

 

 

I can't thank you guys enough for your knowledge and time with my issue.  

 

Noa


Edited by babakazoo, 25 September 2015 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 01:35 PM

Could these computers be running IMAP accounts?  I run 3 computers concurrently at night Mozilla Thunderbird POP3 accounts.  From another BC thread, I understand IMAP accounts do not operate like POP3 accounts.


Edited by RolandJS, 25 September 2015 - 01:36 PM.

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