Running Logos under different user account -same PC

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Gabe Orea | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Aug 11 2019 6:33 PM

Hi,

Is it possible to run Logos from more than one user account, in my same PC with Win 10? If so, how to do it?

Thanks,

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 12 2019 11:21 AM

For clarification: Are you wanting to run one "logos account" on multiple computer user accounts OR multiple "logos accounts" on one computer user account? 

In either case, what is your goal? 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 12 2019 4:06 PM

Gabe Orea:
Is it possible to run Logos from more than one user account,

To clarify, it is only possible to run Logos from the OS user account in which it is installed.

You can install Logos in multiple OS user accounts in the usual way i.e. login to the user account and install Logos. That way, I can run a Beta version of Logos and the current version on the same machine (using the same Logos account).

If this isn't what you had in mind, please respond as per alabama24's request.

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Gabe Orea | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 13 2019 4:17 PM

Thanks JT,

To clarify, I would like to run my one Logos account in my one PC, but under my two different users. I have two different user accounts in my Windows 10. I login into either Windows user depending on which type of work I am doing. Currently I run Logos only on one of those two users (let's call it User1),  but it could be quite convenient if I don't need to switch users to run Logos when working under User2 account. 

I hope I didn't make it even more confusing. :)

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 13 2019 4:56 PM

Gabe Orea:
To clarify, I would like to run my one Logos account in my one PC, but under my two different users...

it could be quite convenient if I don't need to switch users to run Logos when working under User2 account.

You can't run a single Logos installation from two (or more) OS user accounts. This is deliberate (by design), so you have to install Logos in the User2 account as well as the User1 account.

If you want your work in Logos to be different between the two installations, then use different Layouts and the Program Setting "At Startup..." should be "Most recent layout - local".

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 13 2019 9:51 PM

Gabe Orea:
To clarify, I would like to run my one Logos account in my one PC, but under my two different users. I have two different user accounts in my Windows 10. I login into either Windows user depending on which type of work I am doing. Currently I run Logos only on one of those two users (let's call it User1),  but it could be quite convenient if I don't need to switch users to run Logos when working under User2 account. 

An option for both Users is the Logos Web App => https://app.logos.com and Verbum Web App => https://app.verbum.com

If have adequate hardware and appropriate licensing, another option is virtual machines. Host OS could have Logos installed while each work "User" has their own virtual machine (useful configuration when work users need different VPN clients)

One idea is using Logos for User1 and Verbum for User2. Personally use Logos (purchased library account) and Verbum ($ 0.00 demonstration account) at the same time for one "User" operating system account.

Another possibility (untried) is the runas command (allow User2 to run Logos as User1). Caveat: suspect only one User could have Logos open at a time.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 15 2019 6:26 AM

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If have adequate hardware and appropriate licensing, another option is virtual machines. Host OS could have Logos installed while each work "User" has their own virtual machine (useful configuration when work users need different VPN clients)

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Another possibility (untried) is the runas command (allow User2 to run Logos as User1). Caveat: suspect only one User could have Logos open at a time.

These all run the risk of being "unsupported" when problems arise, as well as being technical to implement.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 15 2019 7:03 AM

My understanding until now was that it's possible to sign one user out, and another one in, on the same Logos installation. I've never tried it since I don't have the need.

Just hold the Ctrl key while starting up logos, and you're automatically signed out, and can sign in with a different account.

Worst case scenario if it doesn't work: The installation gets corrupted, and you'll have to re-install Logos.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 15 2019 7:21 AM

Jan Krohn:
Just hold the Ctrl key while starting up logos, and you're automatically signed out, and can sign in with a different account.

You can do this - I have done it - but it will trigger a download of all the resources associated with this second account the first time you do it.

However, it looks as though Gabe has a specific interest in accessing the same Logos account from two different Windows accounts. As Dave points out above, this is possible but would - again - result in the resources being downloaded twice.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 15 2019 9:41 PM

Dave Hooton:

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If have adequate hardware and appropriate licensing, another option is virtual machines. Host OS could have Logos installed while each work "User" has their own virtual machine (useful configuration when work users need different VPN clients)

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Another possibility (untried) is the runas command (allow User2 to run Logos as User1). Caveat: suspect only one User could have Logos open at a time.

These all run the risk of being "unsupported" when problems arise, as well as being technical to implement.

Concur runas command has "unsupported" risk. Virtualization of work tasks is technical to implement (with one supported Logos installation on Host OS).

FYI: about five years ago had a work computer with 32 GB Ram, Quad Core i7, 1 TB SSD, GeForce 750 TI Graphics, and 4K Display that was tweaked to run Host Windows OS with several Virtual Machines (VM) running Windows, which had responsive performance for Host and VM's (with many windows opened & arranged so could monitor one long running work task while working on something else)

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