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Metatrader 4 Build 625 - multiple instances problem

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ForexAccounts 2014.06.02 22:17 

Hello,

I run Metatrader 4 on VPS. My user is not administarator. I can not run more than one instace of MT4. I try install/copy more instances on different folders but it do not work. When I start second instace of MT4 it only reopen the instance which is already running.

Problem is that next instace of MT4 do not create folder in users Appdata. I try everything, but only one folder is created: C:\Users\MYUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\MetaQuotes\Terminal\26EBE5325AF7C5ABCAA83C550A8E5DBC. I try this on two servers but it is the same. My server use Windows 2008 R2 stadart edition.

Thank you very much for your help. 

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2014.06.02 23:01  
ForexAccounts:

Hello,

I run Metatrader 4 on VPS. My user is not administarator. I can not run more than one instace of MT4. I try install/copy more instances on different folders but it do not work. When I start second instace of MT4 it only reopen the instance which is already running.

Problem is that next instace of MT4 do not create folder in users Appdata. I try everything, but only one folder is created: C:\Users\MYUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\MetaQuotes\Terminal\26EBE5325AF7C5ABCAA83C550A8E5DBC. I try this on two servers but it is the same. My server use Windows 2008 R2 stadart edition.

Thank you very much for your help. 

Talk to your VPS provider.
Boon Chuan Lim
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Boon Chuan Lim 2014.06.03 03:14  
I had 5 MT4 instances running in my VPS.  Of course u need the ram and more CPU but it is running smoothly and well.  I guess this is due to your installation, when installing they will prompt you where to install, do not accept the default, choose maybe c:\program\different name and continue from there.  It will create a different folder in /user/appdata/metaquotes/different..... and you can just use normally.   Though I would advice if you change a new icon for each of your MT4 or it can get confusing :)
Boon Chuan Lim
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Boon Chuan Lim 2014.06.03 03:19  
I am also using Windows 2008 R2 but datacenter edition, so I guess OS should not be the issue, I also tried multiple instances in Windows 7/8 without issue.  Initially I do face the same issues until I figure out the installation part.
ForexAccounts
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ForexAccounts 2014.06.03 12:54  

Thank you for advice, but it do not work. Problem is that normal user cannot install programs, so if I set administrator password to allow installation, MT4 create appdata folder for administrator and users appdata is empty. If I run this installation as normal user MT create appdata for normal user - C:\Users\MYUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\MetaQuotes\Terminal\26EBE5325AF7C5ABCAA83C550A8E5DBC. This is some kind of default installation from metaquotes. I can install different broker MT4, but after run MT it open this default metaquotes MT. 

If I copy MT in administrator account (no need to install), after each copy MT create folders in appdata and it works correctly. If I copy as normal user it do not work.

While I was writing this comment I found solution, for somebody who have same problem. Normal user must be set as administrator. Open MT4 as many as needed with this admin privileges - MT create correct appdata folders. After that remove admin privileges to normal user and MT4 work correctly :)

Thanks everybody for help, have a nice day :) 

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