Questions tagged [workgroup]

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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Export Local Group Policy Settings to Another Computer

I have a problem that can solve, a client of mine have access free laptop for young people to research job or do paperwork. Those laptop cannot be on the domain. The administration of those computer ...
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Can a Workgroup be part of a Domain?

Can a Workgroup be part of a Domain? If someone could answer me I'd be very thankful.
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Using the Robocopy across the Virtual Machines

I have two virtual machines (VM) with Windows Server 2019 at my disposal and Each VM is located at two different Data Centre which are separated geographically. Do I need to keep both VM on the Same ...
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Accessing domain shares on server from workgroup computers using domain user account

We have shares on our server which is on a domain. The shares is only shared to certain domain users. I want work group computers not part of domain to access these shares with the domain accounts ...
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What will happen to the files under domain after changing to a workgroup

I recently change from domain to a workgroup because of trust issue error, unfortunately I forgot to backup all my files in the domain, is it possible to recover my files after returning to the domain ...
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Hyper-V Replication without Domain

I have a hyper-V host in a different DC that I want TWO source servers to replicate to. I have followed guides such as https://michaelfirsov.wordpress.com/hyper-v-replica-in-windows-server-2016-...
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Windows Event Forwarder for Workgroup Computers - Is it possible?

I have 2 Windows Server 2016 boxes (a forwader and a collector). They are in the same subnet and both are workgroup. Unfortunately, these servers cannot be joined to any domain. Just as the ...
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Windows 10 machine in WORKGROUP workgroup reports "NotJoined" in Windows Discovery Service

I have a machine on my LAN (call it MACHINE-NAME) that is set in workgroup WORKGROUP. I believe this is the standard now for Windows 10, it's a pretty recent install and I haven't done any particular ...
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Map a share that runs on a server not joined to the windows domain

We have a Windows domain. I have to set up a Windows server file share without joining the server to the domain and map the share as a drive on everyone's computer. They will all need RW access to the ...
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Hyper-V setup before & after domain creation?

I am planning to create a Windows Domain through a Windows Server 2016 or 2019, however the Windows server will be installed as a virtual machine in Hyper-V. Since Hyper-V requires selecting ...
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How to require computer authentication when accessing windows domain network shares

I have a network containing a mixed collection of Windows domain and workgroup computers. Currently, the workgroup computers can access file/folder shares hosted on domain computers if the user ...
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How to list active directory groups in linux for a given user, one per line, knowing that some group name contain a space character

When using "groups" or "id -Gn", I end up with the typical space-delimited list of all groups for the current user. These commands run on the assumption that group names cannot contain a space ...
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Workgroup to Domain migration

I've worked with domains my whole career but never had to set one up from scratch. Present company is on a workgroup and I have installed AD, DHC & DNS services on our server. The server is ...
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How do I grant full network access for the LOCAL SYSTEM account in a Workgroup

How do I grant full network access for the LOCAL SYSTEM account in a Workgroup. Not a domain. I have some services that do not work under the LOCAL SYSTEM account that needs to access the network
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"Access Denied" on Hyper-V in workgroup setup after fresh Win 10 install

I'm attempting to connect to a Win 2012 R2 Hyper-V server on a home network in a WORKGROUP setup using the Hyper-V Manager on my Windows 10 Pro laptop. All machines are local to the network. I had to ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2016 to Standard upgrade

We installed Server Essentials 2016. Essentials requires the server to be DC. We don't use the domain, we only use it as a file server. Can we do an in-place update to Server Standard R2 and not use a ...
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Benefits or otherwise of naming workgroup same as domain?

We have a small office network consisting of a windows domain server and 5 desktop machines joined to the domain. We now have another desktop pc to connect to the network, but as it is running Windows ...
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Windows 10 Folder Permissions for Workgroup

I have a workgroup which has 3 computers in it. 1 of these is a Windows XP machine, the other 2 are Windows 10. There is a folder on one of the Windows 10 machines which I need all these computers ...
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Can't access windows file share

One of the computers in my office recently lost the ability to connect to a network share running on one of our servers. "Nothing changed" (don't we all just love that phrase) as far as I can tell; ...
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How to apply Domain GPO to local Work group Server

I need to export all the settings in Domain GPO and need to import in local work group Server . I have seen many sites but there were only local settings import, but I need to import all setting ...
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How to set an SPN for SQL Server on a Workgroup

I'm trying to remote connect to my Sql server 2016 instance on my home server running on a workgroup. I need to set an SPN to do this. All the guides out there seem to be related to setting the SPN ...
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Computer in workgroup asking for administrator password upon after restart [closed]

I was trying to connect my laptop to my PC to transfer some files. I followed some instruction I found from the web to do this. So here's what happened: (This applies for both computers) Under ...
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"Hide" an Active Directory domain in an open network [closed]

I would like to have a stand-alone Active Directory deployment within an open network in a way that it isn't visible as a logon option or a workgroup to other, non-joined computers. The plan so far ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Can't access remote 2012 server in "all servers" [duplicate]

This is a scenario set up for MCSA training in my homelab, not an enterprise environment. I'm trying to make changes to add roles to a virtual machine (VM workstation) Server 2012 R2 (running in ...
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Hyper-V 2012R2 in workgroup: can't access via Hyper-V Manager after joining client to domain

After joining my Windows 10 workstation to the domain, I am unable to manage via Hyper-V Manager. The Hyper-V 2012R2 server remains in a workgroup. When I try to log into Hyper-V Manager as the ...
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How to rename a non-AD computer remotely

I have the need to rename a non-ad computer that was just created with Hyper-V via Powershell scripts to a meaningful name before I connect it to the domain. I have the local username and password to ...
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Powershell DSC File copy - Workgroup machines

I've got a machine that I need to copy files to from a network share (on domain) for a deployment from a machine that's off domain. Currently I have the following code; Configuration deployWebsite {...
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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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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 C:\...
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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 didn'...
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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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