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Concurrent Conflicting Userids from a single workstation

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Concurrent conflicting user IDs from a single workstation

Sometimes clients set up their Sabma servers so that they have one account to access their home directories, and a second, conflicting account with which they access sensitive "corporate" information. And naturally they would like to access both shares at the same time.

Example:

Share NameUser Name Required
server\stevesteve
server\corporatecorporate

Solution: give the server a second name in DNS.

Windows is stupid; it can only hold a single set of credentials for a given server. Fortunately, it is exceptionally stupid, in that those credentials are associated by the server's name, not the IP addresss. So if server is also known as server1a, you can mount server\steve as user steve and simultaneously have server1a\corporate mounted as user corporate.

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