domain or workgroup

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  1. Marty

    Marty Guest

    What is the difference between a domain and a workgroup?
     
    Marty, Jan 25, 2006
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    Malke Guest

    Marty wrote:

    > What is the difference between a domain and a workgroup?


    Very generally, a domain is created when you have a server (running a
    real server operating system) and workstations that are members of that
    domain. Some advantages of a domain are centralized workstation
    management, including permissions and rights, maintenance, backup, and
    applications that run from the server. In a business, if you have 8-10
    machines you should be looking at running a server and creating a
    domain.

    A workgroup is a cosmetic/organizational device for computers on a
    peer-to-peer network. There is no server.

    If you would like more information, please post back with a more focused
    question about what you are trying to do and what this has to do with
    wireless networking, since you posted in the wireless networking
    newsgroup.

    Malke
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    Malke, Jan 25, 2006
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    Frankster Guest

    > What is the difference between a domain and a workgroup?

    Some important differences are...

    A domain allows centralized management (of user accounts, for example).

    A domain requires a server operating system (~$1000US retail for Windows
    2003 Server).

    -Frank
     
    Frankster, Jan 26, 2006
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