Domain Vs. Workgroup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by steveklebs, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. steveklebs

    steveklebs Guest

    Can someone please explain the difference between setting my network up using a domain vs. workgroup!

  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

    I guess it comes down to your requirements.

    If you only have a couple of systems and a few users why bother adding a server to the network? (which is time consuming in respect to a workgroup and will cost alot more)

    A domain will allow you to have a more centralised control of the systems, user accounts, policys and security but its overkill if your only supporting a handful of systems.

    You may want to read other peoples rantings in this topic.

    What kind of setup are we talking about? Im taking it its a home network? If your at home just wack in a workgroup, its generally only us IT geeks and advanced users that bother sticking in a domain at home :)