Multiple Instances of Microsoft Teams Application

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Microsoft Teams Application has always been improving based on the feature’s availability in the Teams Application. Microsoft has been enhancing the features some based on the existing Skype for Business Application and some based on the User Voice Request.

There is already an ongoing User Voice Request to have multiple instances of Microsoft Teams on the Windows Machine.

The major use of the multiple instances of Microsoft Teams Application: -

  1. Being from the Support industry the people need to be logged into the corporate account and a test account for testing the features simultaneously
  2. To do multitasking project with multiple people viewing the desktop from two different people.
  3. Attending Two Different Meeting at a same time wherein one of the meeting you are a silent participant or just the host of the meeting

Disadvantages of using multiple instances of Microsoft Teams Application

  1. Multiple Notification of Chat Messages Calls and Meeting Reminder sometimes becomes annoying.
  2. Since you are using the multiple instances of the application you cannot download the documents or files from the second version as the first version is associated with your drive. We can always edit the document in the Microsoft Teams Application without any issues.

Here is the link to the Source Code

  1. Copy the below information and paste it in a notepad.

 

@ECHO OFF

 

REM Uses the file name as the profile name

SET MSTEAMS_PROFILE=%~n0

ECHO - Using profile "%MSTEAMS_PROFILE%"

 

SET "OLD_USERPROFILE=%USERPROFILE%"

SET "USERPROFILE=%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\CustomProfiles\%MSTEAMS_PROFILE%"

 

ECHO - Launching MS Teams with profile %MSTEAMS_PROFILE%

cd "%OLD_USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams"

"%OLD_USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Update.exe" --processStart "Teams.exe"

 

  1. Save the File with the name Profile.cmd

 

  1. Once you have your Teams Application Running with one profile double click on the Batch File second instance of the application will be initiated automatically. You can login with same profile or different profile basis on your need.

 

Here is the User Voice for the same. Please vote for the User Voice

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17750851-i-want-to-use-multipl...

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