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How to share an RFT workspace between 2 different users

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How do you share an IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT) workspace between 2 different users?


Attempts to open an RFT workspace created by a different user in Windows 2008 R2 server results in the following message:

Workspace in use or cannot be created, choose a different one.


You can share a workspace between 2 different users provided that this workspace (folder) is shared among these users.

In order to share a workspace (folder):

  1. Right click the folder and go to Share with... > Specific people
  2. Add a user you want to share the workspace with or add yourself if you want to use a workspace created by different user.

Document information

More support for: Rational Functional Tester
General Information

Software version: 8.2,,, 8.2.1,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1590488

Modified date: 25 January 2013

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