I'm trying to set up a working/playing laptop using Windows 8.1.1 and Lightroom 5.4. The Laptop is an Toshiba Qosmio i7 32Gb screamer (SSD C:/drive and 1Tb mechanical D:/drive) etc but used for teaching and personal productivity.
The goal is to create 2 separate user accounts and one install of Lightroom 5.4/ PhotoshopCC on the same PC. The purpose is to create a lean and mean "absolute minimal" OS overhead on one user account for LR/Photoshop teaching, and a more general one for web surfing, MSO, emails with all the usual stuff running in the background, etc.
The "problem" is when LR is installed, by default, installs under the users account. When Lightroom is opened in the second account, it does not see any of the presets, metadata, profiles, etc. from the original account, and basically opens as a new catalog factory default since there are no LR links to this account.
Has anyone tried to run multiple LR users on the same PC and been able to share common LR assets files between the two user accounts across logins?