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    2 Copies at once

    Anyone got an idea how I can open two copies of the program at once on one PC? It's proving resistant to that idea...

    (We are creating a new school and thus need copy info from the old school into the new, a lot easier if you can open 2 side by side. I can't use another PC as we are out of licences and this is not a long term thing).

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    If the program won't let you have two instances then the only option is another PC. It could be a VM that is on your current PC, a nearby PC or a remote desktop session to another PC. The last two could be already licensed machines.

    Presumably the application needs to talk to a database somewhere and trying to get the same executable / shared files to look at two different DBs when it's not designed for it is asking for data corruption.

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    Would it let you shift&right-click, then "Run as different user"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    If the program won't let you have two instances then the only option is another PC. It could be a VM that is on your current PC, a nearby PC or a remote desktop session to another PC. The last two could be already licensed machines.

    Presumably the application needs to talk to a database somewhere and trying to get the same executable / shared files to look at two different DBs when it's not designed for it is asking for data corruption.
    Problem there is that I'm out of licences so can't run it on two PC's. It's a short term thing for convieience. Think I'm going to have to disapoint someone.

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    So you only have 1 licence? i was thinking you have other licenced PCs so you could remote to one of them. If you're doing something useful, and setting up a new school ask them for a temporary licence. I'd think most companies would be amenable to something like that short term.

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