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If one user has two computers, Home/Office, and they both have same user name on the home folder, how can I get VW Project Share to list the local VWXW files as two different files? And, how do I get the Project Share Users pane to list the two computers as two users?

This is important for when, not if, the user forgets to release items from home and has opened the file at work. Both files are open and now in conflict with themselves.


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If a user has two machines with the same name, VW will allow the user to use the same Working File on both devices. The user would need a way to transfer his or her WF across both machines. 

If the user is working at home, and he checks out ten objects, once he transfers his WF to his work machine, the same ten objects will be available to use from that same WF. 


The user must be careful with this workflow. He or she must always work on the latest copy of his WF. As such, the user needs to find a mechanism to sync his WF automatically to both machines, or he must put his WF on a USB drive. 

If you do not want this behavior, you will need to create another user account on one of the machines. With this, you will see the user as two users in the Project Sharing dialog. Even with this workflow, the user must not forget to release objects when he is done working at home. If he does, he will block himself (when he is back at work) and other users.

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