Multi-users

Bob Hartung bhartung at wiscoind.com
Tue Aug 25 20:30:04 BST 2009


For Brian's situation, VNC won't give him what he needs. I don't believe RDP would either. I'm guessing the PC he's using to run a POS app is unlikely to be a terminal server or he wouldn't be looking for an alternate way to have multiple users.

Brian, you said you plan to setup a stand-alone micro PC in your shipping area and want to hook up to you POS PC. I'd check with your POS software provider to see if they support multiple PCs hooking up to the existing POS PC. It might be as simple as installing the app on your micro PC and configuring a share from your main POS PC.

Another thing to be careful about is even if you were able to get multiple sessions running on a single PC, if your POS sofware doesn't support multiple users you might end up having problems and corrupting your POS transactions or database.



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Bob Hartung
Wisco Industries, Inc.
736 Janesville St.
Oregon, WI 53575
Tel: (608) 835-3106 x215
Fax: (608) 835-7399
e-mail: bhartung(at)wiscoind.com
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From: Toninho H 1 [mailto:feitosa_neto_a_r at hotmail.com]
To: vnc-list at realvnc.com
Sent: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:59:47 -0500
Subject: Re: Multi-users

Bob,
  
  VNC does not provide even the sessions, just the Virtual Network Computing 
  layer. If the host system can, you know, host multiple sessions of VNC 
  Servers, THEN the VNC protocol for sure can provide multiple client 
  sessions, even from the same ~client PC~ just using different display 
  numbers...
  
  This is the way it works under Linux hosts, and it can work this way also 
  using Windows Terminal Server I believe, but in this case you would be 
  better "served" using the microsoft RDP clients.
  
  
  
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  From: "Bob Hartung" <bhartung at wiscoind.com>
  Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:13 PM
  To: <brian at wildbirdshop.com>; <vnc-list at realvnc.com>
  Subject: Re: Multi-users
  
  > Multiple people can view a single PC but VNC has never provided multiple 
  > independent sessions in the 7 or so years I've been using it.
  >
  > ----------------------
  >
  > Bob Hartung
  > Wisco Industries, Inc.
  > 736 Janesville St.
  > Oregon, WI 53575
  > Tel: (608) 835-3106 x215
  > Fax: (608) 835-7399
  > e-mail: bhartung(at)wiscoind.com
  >  _____
  >
  > From: Brian M. Godfrey [mailto:brian at wildbirdshop.com]
  > To: vnc-list at realvnc.com
  > Sent: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:05:37 -0500
  > Subject: Multi-users
  >
  > Hi,
  >
  >     I have used VNC on a few of my Win XP-Pro systems for a couple of 
  > years
  >  or so.  It seems to me that when I first got it, it was possible for one 
  > to
  >  login to a system using VNC without affecting the primary user of the 
  > system
  >  - effectively making it a multi-user system.  I want to do some work on 
  > our
  >  main POS system without taking it away from the sales people who are very
  >  busy this time of year.
  >
  >     Is that still possible?  I haven't tried it in a long time.
  >
  >
  >
  >  --Brian M. Godfrey
  >
  >    brian at wildbirdshop.com
  >
  >
  >
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