Creating Workgroup under Domain?

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Creating Workgroup under Domain?

Postby victore » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:09 am

I dont know if this is possible, but maybe you guys help me. What I'm trying to do is create a seperate workgroup under a domain, and still be able to share resources with the domain (proxy, internet, mail, etc). What is the best way to go about doing this?
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:43 am

If you switch PCs over to the workgroup instead of the domain, you have no way of retaining the same resources. Of course it all depends on what you get when you attach to the network.

My advice would be to use a test PC first.
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Postby Comp_parter » Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:13 pm

Another thing, what kind of domain are we talking about?

NT 4.0
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2003 Server

Everyone of the afore-mentioned critters have very different characteristics.

I have limited experience with NT and 2000 and nada on 2003..

Will help how I can...

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Postby kokalo » Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:30 pm

You cannot create workgroup within a domain, they are mutually exclusive (talking about NT x.x domain). What you can do is create user groups within the domain and give them different levels of access to different recources, both on the computers they are logged into and the rest of the domain. That is done via group policies.
You can also create virtual LANs (VLANs) if you are using CISCO routers and switches and regulate access to resources in that way. You can most likely do that with other types of routers/switches, but I haven't had much exposure to those.
Hope this is useful :)

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