Shared Windows User Accounts?
Posted on 2004-08-04
Hope you can help, I am stumped.
I have set up a Windows Server 2003 using Active Directory domain controller. The server is hosting an ASP offering. Basically clients subscribe to use applications and I install them and assign windows user account. Clients are accessing the applications via a web browser and using a client installed ActiveX control to stream the remote running app the the client pc. The client streaming software is provided by GraphOn and uses the assigned Windows Account to enable the clients removte access to the application.
My problem is that my applications do not support concurrent users. Each application is assigned a single Windows user account. Each application will have many users loging in at the same time using the same shared user account. What is happening is that one user can login and use the app no problem, another user comes along and login is successful but the app fails to load and reports an error message stating that it could not dynamically load functions from a .dll.
In trying to isolate the problem I tried using the Administrator account instead of my Windows user account. The Administrator can launch multiple application sessions using the same account no problem so it leads me to believe my problem lies in some policy setting some where...
I set up an Organisation unit with one user group, created a group policy that defined nothing but allow log on locally and blocked policy inheritance, still nothing and I am not sure what if any policy setting could rectify the issue. I am trying to identify how to set up user accounts so that they have the same multilple session rights as the Administrator account.
Any help is much appreciated.