what's the best practice (in terms of configuration) for using RenderPal in a multiuser environment?
Here's our basic setup:
- Windows domain
- Every user has a home directory on a server
- Render clients run on Windows XP and the two Windows Server 2003 domain controllers
(That's what we tried so far:
We created a "RenderPal" user account in the domain and added a directory to each user's home directory that can be accessed by this "RenderPal" user. But this approach is unreliable due to a Windows limitation: A Windows client can create only a single connection to a share, so it is not possible for RenderPal to connect to the home share using the "RenderPal" account when a user is logged in, because the share is already connected as the respective user. On the other hand logging into a workstation that runs the RenderPal client as a service fails because the home share is already connected as the "RenderPal" account.
There might be a workaround for this problem (create a second share for the home folder), but we haven't done this yet because as we're using DFS and replication it is a bit complicated. Even so, to provide user isolation, it would be helpful if you could use variables (like the username) in the path map. Is this possible?)