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Difference between Domain & Workgroup

Question asked by rishi0922 in #Coffee Room on Jul 18, 2010
rishi0922 · Jul 18, 2010
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What is DOMAIN ?
What is the difference between Domain and a workgroup ?
How to join a system to the Domain ? Posted in: #Coffee Room
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal · Jul 19, 2010
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Domain is basically related to configuration of server and managing of user accounts (insertion,deletion)

workgroup is just a logical connection of 5 to 10 computers ,any one can access network resources without any user name ,password.

Domain can conists of more than 100 computer where as work group can consists of not more than 20 computers

For joining a system to domain ,you have to create a user account on server computer.

There are some steps for a whole procedure ,you can search those for window NT server in google
mohit007kumar00 · Jul 20, 2010
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Good to know about workgroup. Anybody have idea about that how to create my own workgroup.
Zaraphrax · Jul 25, 2010
Good to know about workgroup. Anybody have idea about that how to create my own workgroup.
Workgroups are easy, you don't require anything like a Domain Controller running on a box on the network. By default, when you install Windows, you're automatically in a workgroup. If you want to change the name of this workgroup (I think by default it's called "WORKGROUP"), you go Control Panel>System>Computer Name and look for a button titled "Change".

I think Windows 7 has this new thing called a 'Homegroup', which adds some extension to the workgroup paradigm like easier file and media sharing and a few other things (totally unnecessary in my opinion since Windows already makes that blisteringly easy). But I've not used it since all of the Windows machines on my home network are joined to my domain (I like being a masochist 😀).

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