Eqascom run

I’m pretty sure this isn’t an SGP problem and is almost certainly a user error so I’m after some advice.
I did a connection test of all my kit last night and only issue I found was that SGP gave a connection error if I already had eqascom running. If I killed eqascom, SGP connected just fine.
Eqmod suggest running eqascom separately so that if the client program crashes eqascom stays live and you don’t lose alignment so what am I doing wrong… Any ideas?
A was using virtual desktops with the idea that eqascom & phd would be open in separate windows so could this be the problem??