Share Excel Workbook Contains 'Window User'

Posted on 2014-10-13
Last Modified: 2014-10-14

I have a client who has a shared excel workbook (2010) that is accessed by several staff at once throughout the day from both Terminal Servers and local workstations.
They have just pointed out to me that often in the 'Who has this workbook open now' window, it displays 'Windows User' whilst other names resolve correctly.
Is there a reason that this happens and can anything be done so it does display correctly?
Question by:kibatsu
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Haris Djulic
ID: 40379164

check if you have this hotfix applied, since it related to incorrect users information
Assume that you have an .xls file that is protected by Information Rights Management (IRM) on a server or on a network share. Then, multiple users open the file by using Excel 2010. In this situation, the File in Use dialog displays incorrect user information.

Author Comment

ID: 40380946

Thanks for the reply, however this update/hotfix has already been installed on the Terminal Servers.
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

Haris Djulic earned 500 total points
ID: 40380959
Can you check under the File-Options-General -Personalize your ... like attached is the right name entered on the client machines?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40381044
That was easy! Thanks for pointing that out.

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
Some code to ensure data integrity when using macros within Excel. Also included code that helps secure your data within an Excel workbook.
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question