A windows workgroup is an adhoc network of computers that are placed in the same LAN subnet and communicate using NBNS,Browser and the SMB protocol. Workgroups are used to share files/devices over the network in an adhoc manner with no centralized management.

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Windows Workgroup - Maximum Workstations before a Domain is needed?

Several years ago I installed a Windows 2008 server and 8 PCs in a workgroup. Since then the client PCs have all been upgraded to Windows 7 Pro and the network has grown from the original 8 PCs to 23 ...
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How to combine two foreach loops?

I've looked at how to combine multiple commands with psexec but none of the methods seems to work. Maybe it's because I'm running the script in PowerShell and not cmd.exe? I need to create user ...
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Accessing shares on a workgroup from a domain

hopefully someone can help me out here (I've searched, but have come up empty so far). My client PC (Win7) is a member of a large domain. I have a separate workgroup of 4 computers, one of which is ...
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Sharing in workgroup

I want to share one folder from the server which is at work-group (not a domain system) for 10 users. every user has a different name. And I want to assign permissions on a folder by user name. Is ...
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Computers not showing up in each other's workgroup browser

I have set up a VPN network between my Windows 7 home computer and my remote Windows Server 2003. This all works fine, the computers can ping each other and I can also access the server's smb shares ...
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Multihomed VM workgroup attached to domain clients, resolution issues

hopefully someone here can help me out with this nightmare: I have a corporate network with ADDS, let's make believe this is a 192.168.10.x network. I have a server that runs 3 VMs (one APP server, ...
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SQL Server Integrated Security without a Domain

This question potentially sits somewhere between ServerFault and DBA Admins but the Domain element of this as led me to put it here. We have been developing an SOA product and are thinking about ...
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Powershell HTTPS not working

I am a bit confused on how to configure certificate for my local host. My scenario is like: We've two windows 2012 servers (not joined in a domain) and I need to execute a powershell script remotely ...
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Allow access to a share on a workgroup using a user which is a part of a domain

There are 2 networks. Network A, which is domain controlled, and Network B, which is a small workgroup. A user from Network A accesses Network B using VPN (Network B is Checkpoint 600, office mode, ...
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New User Accounts have “Too Much” privileges Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 x64

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 x64 (Build 7601) in WORKGROUP mode (Non-NT_Domain, Non ADDS environment). I am the Administrator of these machines and Network. My setup is only a few ...
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How can I manage services on a remote computer with the Services MMC snap-in in Windows 8.1 in a workgroup

I'm trying to manage services of a remote computer in a workgroup via the Services MMC snap-in. Both computers are running Windows 8.1 Pro and are in a private (private as in Windows) network. RDP ...
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Server 2008 workgroup keeps asking for credential despite “Remember” box

I've windows server 2008 on a workgroup. When I'm sharing a folder with permissions and try to log in from another computer, it asks for my credential. I fill it out and log in but after I restart the ...
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User RDS CALs are not issued when RDS role is istalled on Server 2012 R2 in a workgroup. Will it work after the grace period?

I installed RDS on a Windows 2012 R2 server in a workgroup (no AD) following the instructions from kb2833839 article. Besides the fact that I have no RDS Manager, everything seems to work fine. The ...
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Can Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials be deployed as standalone (not in a domain)?

We purchased a new server. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials was installed by the ISV, and whenever I log in, I'm prompted to complete the post-deployment configuration, yet it appears I can only ...
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Why does Windows Server 2012 R2 recognize a local administrator over the network for some purposes but not others?

I have researched this at length, but cannot find a solution to the specific issue I'm getting. Evidently there are a number of similar issues that regularly cause problems for people trying to ...
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Add a domain user to the Administrator group of a WORKGROUP machine not joined to the domain?

So I'm at a client and to connect to their SQL Server, I need to use SQL Server Windows Authentication. The thing is that I do have a user that allowed me to connect to their TFS server without any ...
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How should I remove users from Administrators group without Active Directory?

Context: I am a new junior sysadmin and I have inherited a small office workgroup of about 12 windows machines, production and backup fileservers, and a sql server. All user accounts on the ...
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Migrating server local groups (currently workgroup) to domain?

I have about ~30 workstations that I administer, plus a fileserver, all of which I inherited when I took this net admin job. The previous guy had been around forever from when the company was far ...
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Can't change Workgroup/Domain due to netid.dll error

I tried to re-add a restored VM to AD-domain to restore the trust relationship. However, I cannot change the workgroup/domain via Computer > Properties. There's an error message which says that ...
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Is a gradual migration from a workgroup to a domain possible?

I have a small setup of around ~30 computers [some of which are located at a remote office] that I need to get migrated over from a workgroup to a domain to maintain my sanity. The previous admin ...
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Windows Workgroup & AD password Sync

Does anyone know a tool that can sync passwords with users of a Windows Workgroup with Active Directory Users passwords? Both servers being: Windows 2008 R2
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SQL Server remote backup query fails “cannot open the backup device”

I am trying to configure my scheduled backups of a MSSQL database to a mapped network drive, which is on a fileserver running Server 2003 Standard. Query reads like this: BACKUP DATABASE XXXX TO ...
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Enable-PSRemoting on Windows Server 2008 R2 error

When giving the command Enable-PSSRemoting with or without the -Force parameter this error occurs Set-WSManQuickConfig : More data is available. At line:50 char:33 + Set-WSManQuickConfig ...
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Can't authenticate users on Windows Server 2012 shares

I've been meddling for a while with a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter copy my university provided me with (via MSDN Academy Alliance) but I'm having an issue with setting up a share with NTFS ...
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Windows sharing for some accounts not working

Sharing over workgroup worked with everybody but now I'm changing it to only allow specific people to open folders. It works for most computers but for some it's denying access. The username and ...
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How to connect domain clients to workgroup WSUS server

We have a small domain that sits on the same net as a single workgroup host with WSUS server. Is it possible to get the clients to connect to the workgroup host WSUS server? The WSUS has IIS7 and is ...
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Window Server 2008 Time sync [closed]

OS - a) Windows Server 2008 Standard Workgroup OS - b) Window Server 2008 Standard Domain controller. How can i know, from where my Server is synchronizing time with? Is it through Hardware BIOS ...
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Sql Database Mirroring in a workgroup

I found an article explaining almost everything I need to know here: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/kendalvandyke/2011/12/01/database-mirroring-in-a-windows-workgroup/ The only difference ...
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SetFTP access to 2nd nic

I have a situation where we have our main LAN/Domain that all users connect to and provides access to the WEB. We have a couple of individuals who on occasion will begin an extended FTP download, ...
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How do I migrate thousands of computers to a domain?

I work at a Board of Education, within our system we have 12 schools. Each school averages 200-300 computers. Over the years the computers have been set up using various workgroups. We are interested ...
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Windows sytem get slow when added to domain ( abc.com)

Client OS- Windows XP DC - Windows Server 2008 R2 Earlier all my Windows system was in workgroup. I have created domain in windows ( abc.com ) and added all the system to domain. But in one ...
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Authenticate to a machine not in the domain

I set up a windows server 2003 in a VM to test some code. The prod server has IIS6 and since I have Win 7 I can only install IIS 7 in my dev machine. Obviously I didn't add the machine to my company ...
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How do I manually publish a CRL for a certificate?

I have setup a new server and installed Remote Access and Certificate Authority services so I can configure it as a VPN. I have created my own certificate through http://localhost/certsvr, and have ...
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Cannot ping Windows 2008 R2 by hostname

I cannot ping the Windows 2008 R2 server by hostname from Windows XP Home machines, but I can ping it from Windows 7 Ultimate machines. I already disabled ipv6. I need to access a shared folder: ...
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Accessing Workgroup Shared Folder from Domain

I have a domain and a workgroup. My users are supposed to upload files on regular basis to several shared folders on the workgroup. I have difficulty accessing the workgroup shared folders without ...
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can't modify workgroup users mac OS X

We recently changed our file server host name to [something].local and installed XMAPP to run an intranet. The computer name remains the same. Everything works fine other than we can no longer manage ...
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Can you a virtual service account access the network in workgroup

By default SQL Server Uses a virtual account for the sql server service: NT SERVICE \ MSSQLSERVER which is a Virtual Account. I know you can give this account nework access in a domain by adding ...
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What's FQDN of a WORKGROUP pc?

What do I enter when asked for FQDN (fully qualified domain name), for a PC that's not in a domain but in a WORKGROUP instead?
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Connect workgroup computers to a pc on a domain without password windows 7

I'm trying to setup a network for a client of mine. I need to make this network setup somewhat like this badly typed diagram: Main Server | ...
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Browsing (Ubuntu) Samba shares, logon prompt doesn't authenticate

Setup Have an Ubuntu server here with several Samba shares for Windows machines. Have multiple Windows machines which authenticate with samba to group shares and one public share. All working ...
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Installing RDS on Windows Server 2012 without AD

I've just started working with Windows Server 2012 and I'm stuck trying to get Remote Desktop Services installed. My server is in a virtual machine and there is no Active Directory domain. I recall ...
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Network behavior of slow Windows shared storage

I have got on my hands 3 Windows XP file servers (their sole purpose is their SMB share) running on a office with about 50 users. The workload is only office usage: they use it to store and share ...
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Remote execution in Workgroup network

Consider this scenario: Please don't say that it would be better if I created a Domain network; Just consider this scenario. 10 PCs are all interconnected via a switch to a workgroup network named ...
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Psexec: “unknown user name or bad password” in workgroup

I have 2 machines with Windows XP SP2 Professional on the same workgroup; I can ping each of them from the other one; My psexec command(run from machine with ip: 192.168.0.3): psexec \\192.168.0.4 ...
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Creating web service users in a workgroup environment

For a Windows 2008 Server running in a Workgroup envrionment (no Active Directory), is it possible to create users for the purpose of authentication in a web service application that DO NOT have a GUI ...
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Windows XP Computer moved from domain member to workgroup member: Can I restore my old user profile?

My computer with Windows XP (SP3) was member in a (Windows-NT) domain and has been moved into a Windows workgroup. A lot of settings are lost now: desktop configuration and design, windows explorer ...
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Can Microsoft Forefront TMG handle users that are not part of a domain?

I'm a newbie and please excuse me if my question is so foolish :) Here is the scenario: In our company we have 50 PCs: 40 PCs have joined to the domain and 10 PCs haven't joined to the domain (simply ...
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Possible migration to Server 2008 but with conditions

I've searched the forums but nothing quite matches what we're looking for. I've read through enough forums, documentation, and other web resources, but I'm still a novice Windows Server 2008 potential ...
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Can not get RD Session Host server to accept my credentials for a Licensing server in a workgroup setup

Updated: I changed the setup to make it closer to the live environment, I am no longer using IP addresses to connect to each other. I also have clarified the question more, if it needs more ...
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How to set shared files permission across a network?

I am trying to set permissions to a shared folder. Let's say the shared folder is in computer A. I want computer B and C can only read the folder but computer D can delete the folder. I don't have a ...