We have a 2 +1 PC system with display 1 and display 2 PC and a remote control PC.
The 2 display PC´s have identical (cloned) settings and they hold enough hardware to handle things ( x4 core processor, 16BG ram, External graphics card ).
Both machines are connected to network, which includes those 2 display machines & remote control machine via a switch. Each PC has a unique IP address.
We've done the Windows 7 tweaking list and have no other network cards etc. connected to the computers.
Display PC´s are controlled with a Watchman/Simpleremote.
Most of the times when the setup is started locally, everything goes just fine and smoothly and the 30 minute show loops all day without a problem. When accessed remotely the display 1 computer responds immediately and we can for example, skip the show 10 minutes forwards. Problem is that the display 2 computer doesn't recognize “the skip” and ends up running a different part of the show.
Weird thing is that it sometimes everything works just fine and both computers reacts to remote access. The remote computer doesn´t have any problems, only the other display computer, which is listening the changes via network. The syncronization problem doesn´t correct by itself when display 2 computer is running and then only option is to restart both computers and hope for the best.
We have changed the other display computer to a new one ( with same settings ), changed the switch, changed network cables. I even tried an external network card ( disabled the embedded one ) on the problematic computer but it didn´t help.
When problem happens, network seems to be fine. For example you can ping from either computer to another with less than 1ms respond time.
I can post more details if asked for. I just would like to know if somebody has an idea about this problem. Or if others have bumped in to similar problems.
We are using the Watchout ver. 4.3