Domain at work, Workgroup at home

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by elziko, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. elziko

    elziko Guest

    I have a new laptop and it's a member of a domain when I'm at work,
    connected to a wires-only network.

    When I get home I connect to my wireless router for internet access and this
    works just fine. However, I'd like to also browse the files on my home
    network (a workgroup).

    How do I go about getting Windows XP to access the workgroup without
    stopping it from being a member of the domain at work? I think I'll loose
    the domain if I run the Wizard from the "Network ID" button in My Computer's

    Can someone give me a few pointers?

    elziko, Nov 1, 2006
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  2. elziko

    Frankster Guest

    You are right. And wise for asking first.

    Usually the remark goes more like this... "OMG, I removed my company
    provided laptop from my work domain and now I can't logon because I don't
    know the local administer password." And... "I can't change it back to
    domain either. Help!".

    Anyway, the only way you can switch back and forth between a domain and a
    local workgroup account is to have the Administrator passwords for BOTH.

    Frankster, Nov 1, 2006
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  3. Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Nov 1, 2006
  4. elziko

    elziko Guest

    Yes, I have the administritive passwords for both that /is/ something I can
    do. So there's no other option apart from leaving the domain and joining the
    workgroup and vice versa? Is there any 3rd party software that will do this
    elziko, Nov 1, 2006
  5. elziko

    elziko Guest

    Actually maybe I'm asking the wrong question? All I want to do is access one
    of the shared folders on one of the machines on my Workgroup at home.

    Should this be possible without actually leaving the domain?

    The reason I ask this is because at work, when I look in Network
    Connections>Entire Network I can see our work's domain and a workgroup. When
    connected via wireless at home I only see the domain (which I'm obviously no
    longer connected to).

    elziko, Nov 1, 2006
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