I have two computer on which same version of after effects is installed.
I created a render farm from them by creating a homegroup and mapping the drives. After i had collected my files in a separate folder in
My Documents, I had my other computer do a watch folder search. After the countdown reaches 0, my project is opened till 20% and then the search starts again. It is very frustrating so any help would be appreciated
The Watch Folder can be tricky to get working right.
I know this doesn't help you with your direct question, but I typically have each machine do a different Work Area rather than try to render to a Watch Folder.
Read the log file generated after this happens, it will be placed in the watch folder. You might not have a third-party effect or font installed on the network machines. You can see everything that's necessary by reading the log file that's generated by Ae when you collect your project. The bottom of the log will say what fonts and effects were used.