Many thanks for all of the useful information.
I am originally from a unix background ( I spent 15 years working with mostly Solaris, but some HP-UX and Linux) so am familiar with cygwin.
At the moment I have to hot-desk so I am trying to find a solution which involves the minimum installation of additional software.
I'll try out all of the suggestions and see which is best for me and report back in case anyone else has the same problem
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