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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Moving from Windows Server 2000 workgroup to Windows Server 2008 domain

I work in a small office (5 full-time staff and 4 part-time staff). We don't have an IT department of any kind and we have managed to run things pretty will here for a while. All of the computers in ...
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OS X Server Workgroup Manager takes very long to load

When I open Workgroup Manager on the mac mini server it takes forever to load. I have changed the servers DNS to it's 'public' IP instead of it's loopback address, but that didn't work.
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Synch SQL 2008 with failover server?

Currently they have a single SQL 2000 Std install on a server that needs to be retired. They run an app in terminal services to manipulate the data. So I'm looking at two new servers with SQL 2008 ...
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Security Risk of Disabling forceguest in non-AD Environment

Our application group is looking to deploy a product which requires that we disable forceguest in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa. We are running on a Novell network (I know, ...
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Sharing a linux desktop server for multiple users: remote desktop or virtualization?

We are a small web software company (~ 10 people). At present, every dev works on his local machine (some windows, some ubuntu) using a local apache. We have a samba share for shared files and central ...
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Can I share my vhost to my local workgroup?

Scenario: 10 Windows XP computers one Airties 206 ADSL modem workgroup network computer A runs Apache web server in computer A set some virtual host name for some folder in apache Question ...
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IIS7 - Virtual Directory UNC share without Domain - Access Denied

I am trying to setup a virtual directory in IIS7 to a network share folder, however I am getting access denied errors. I have created a user on both servers with identical names and passwords, and ...
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Win 7 & Windows Server 2003

I have problem with Win 7 and Server 200. I can't access 2003, from Win 7. We can see the server from the network but can't access it. When I try it asks for the user name and password. I put in the ...
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How to make other computers connected to my workgroup able to browse my web server via my private local domain www.mydomain.local?

Background I have a broadband connection. The fiber optic cable running from outside to my building is connected to a converter unit. The output of the converter is connected to a router. The router ...
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Windows migration

I need to migrate some workstation from a workrgroup based environment to a Windows 2008 domains. I would'nt lose user profile, so is there some way to do that without migrating one-to-one by hand?
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How do I login to my home workgroup server from my work laptop on a domain?

I have a Win 7 laptop from work on my company's domain. I can access shares on my home network's work group fairly easily. I cannot access some services, like TFS, when a login dialog pops up. It only ...
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If server 2008 system will be formatted, how to get all users information (Usernames and passowrds)

If I have to reformat a Server 2008 system, how do I get all the users information (usernames and passwords) copied to the rebuilt system?
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Domain vs Workgroup

I run a small start-up with 3 people working in 3 workstations (running Windows Vista/7) and a server running Windows Server 2008. Oh, I almost forgot... we also have a linux server (inside a VM ...
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Windows XP Professional Group Policy question

If I use the group policy editor (gpedit.msc) in Windows XP Pro to disable the run option from the start menu and stop the user from having the ability to change the desktop wallpaper - is it possible ...
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Read Only For Some Documents But Not Others

I have a client who have a Windows 2003 Server acting as a file share and DHCP server. The server is not setup as a domain, it just uses a workgroup called COMPANY. There are a few file shares on the ...
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RunAs under domain account from non-AD Windows [closed]

Why does this answer tell me it is impossible, and this one states the opposite? Update1: http://msgoodies.blogspot.com/2006/04/runas-without-domain-trusts.html
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“gpupdate” equivalent for Mac server (workstation manager policy)?

Coming from Windows/AD, where I can create a group policy that specifies a printer for a certain machine or user, and then FORCE that policy to take effect immediately using gpupdate, I'm having a ...
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how to better set up machine for development both in workgroup and Windows domain? [closed]

I am developer. Initially, at my client(employer) premises I had been given the company's desktop computer with Windows XP Pro SP3 joined to corporate Windows Active Directory domain (AD). This is ...
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which Windows component establishes remote network sessions (with workgrup computers)?

My workgroup Windows XP Pro SP3 permits (or establishes itself) a hundred of network sessions with workgroup computers, see the result of "net sessions" below [1]. NetBT (NetBIOS over TCP/IP) is ...
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Windows LocalSystem vs. System

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/510170/the-difference-between-the-local-system-account-and-the-network-service-accou tells: Local System : Completely trusted account, moreso than the ...
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Moving a SharePoint server from a domain member to a workgroup

I have been tasked to remove an external SharePoint server that resides in our DMZ from the domain. Can I do this? I know the implications of our domain users no longer being able to access the ...
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accessing workgroup computer (without manually creating user accounts)

The (common) question: How can one access network share on workgroup computer? usually has the (common) answer: One should add ("the same") local account with the same username and password on ...
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workgroup and domain should not be on the same network?

"A workgroup and domain should not be on the same network if it is then you have a problem. (Don't tell me any reson why a WG and DM should be on same network I don't care!)" Why? What are the CONs ...
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Windows Workgroup to Domain Migration

We have a Windows network running in Workgroup mode with no server. There are around 14 machines on the network so it's clearly time we moved to a SBS 2008 server in domain mode. My question ...
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Accessing SQL Server over Workgroup

I have two machines: A: Win 2008 server B: Windows 7 They are on the same workgroup, and I enabled network discovery. So on the server, I have SQL Server installed with a SQL Server account (mixed ...
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Two users using the same same user profile while not in a domain

I have a windows server 2003 acting as a terminal server, this computer is not a member of any domain. We demo our product on the server by creating a user account. The person logs in uses the demo ...
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Tried to join a workgroup but now can't log into system [closed]

Help - I tried to join a workgroup but now all of a sudden I can't log into my system. I get an account not found error. Also for some reason when I click the options button on the log in screen I ...
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Remote shutdown windows 7 machines in a workgroup

I just have ended up in a situation where I have lots of noisy computers in my office that I want to be able to shut down remotely in an automated way. I'm currently not running using a domain but a ...
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Active Directory and Apple's Workgroup Manager

I thought I'd share my experiences here. I work for a small business with only ~20 users. I wanted the ability to use managed client preferences to assign things like the software update server. ...
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Active Directory AND Workgroup on a single computer

I'm just wondering if there is a way to have a single computer hooked into both an AD and a Workgroup. I have a need for my laptop to be able to connect to our AD while I'm in my office, but I need ...
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Exchange Server in Workgroup / Small Domain?

For one of the projects I'm working on, the site currently has a workgroup of around 15 PCs (XP/Vista/7- these are employees' own computers) and one file server running Server 2008. They use ...
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Quantify the move to a Domain based network vs a workgroup

I've recently been hired for a network administrator position and one of first things I noticed was that the company still uses a workgroup network model. I want to switch to a Domain based model, but ...
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Computer disappeared from Workgroup

I've a LAN that has 8 computers running Windows XP and only one (Computer A) running Windows Server 2003. When computer A boots, it shows up in all computers' Workgroups, but after 15-30 minutes, it ...
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Can I get a complete list of computers of a workgroup across subnets?

My network is composed of about 300 vlans (no broadcast between them). In each of those subnet are windows computers (xp, vista, seven). They are all included in the same workgroup (i.e. they aren't ...
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What is a seamless way to migrate a user profile in vista?

What is the best way to migrate a user profile in Vista? I just tried the Vista Easy Transfer and found that it did not do everything I wanted it to do. I am trying to leave a leave a domain and ...
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Does Hyper-V Server R2 require a domain to use the new features?

Simple question that I've yet to find a simple answer for: do you need a domain in order to use the new features in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2? Using the Remote Server Administration tools? Using SCVMM? ...
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Will the use of domain controller be beneficial over using workgroup in a IT company of 10-15 people

We are a company of 10-15 people and are planning to take a server with windows 2008. We would like to know if it is beneficial to use the domain controller instead of configuring a workgroup. What ...
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How to rename machines after image install

Today I am deploying 20 brand new Dell workstations. These will all be for public use at a local library and will be replacing 20 older workstations, which will be moved to another branch of the ...
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Can a Workgroup name have embedded spaces, or should it be one word only?

The workgroup here has two words, rather than the single word like MSHOME. Is there a problem with it having an embedded space?
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Sharing directories in a Windows Workgroup

What is the best way to share and give permissions to certain users/computers in a workgroup? Does each user need the same account/password on every computer to have access to each others shared ...
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MS SQL 2005 — backing up to a shared directory

I have a SQL 2005 virtual machine running Windows 2003 on a 2008 server under hyper-v and I need to start backing up my databases to a shared folder. I have created similar backup jobs in other ...
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Windows Workgoup - is there a way to centrally install a software?

I have a client server application - intended for use in workgoups. The server is a web application, clients are .NET 2.0 based desktop applications. Is there a way to push/force the setup of the ...
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At what point does a Domain suit a network better thatn a workgroup?

At what point does a Domain suit a network better than a workgroup? Is there a threshold below which a domain is simply too much work for benefits gained? Is there a point after which a workgroup is ...