Domain VS Workgroup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mainframeguy, Nov 28, 2006.

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  1. DOMAIN

    27.3%
  2. WORKGROUP

    36.4%
  3. Both, depending (please do post why!)

    36.4%
  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Which do you use and why if you have multiple machines networked?

    I only want to ask about domestic setups....

    I used DOMAIN then moved (without my server, which is following on on Friday) and so recently reverted to WORKROUP... so I have had to vote for both (option 3)!

    Oh yeah, and if you read this Lord could you use some of that juicy bandwidth to put the anime of your choice (family stuff) onto the server? Or just shunt it over the network from your boxen, which I am sure is loaded with it! I'll sift through it and let you know what I enjoy... and what Isabel may like also...
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    One phrase that sums it up.

    "Centralized Administration"

    Active Desktop, Group Policy, etc.
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    if you just want a few machines networked just to share files, internet etc (housemate, partner machine for example) use workgroup. If you need to administer the network, control what the other machines can do (perhaps children) then domain
     
  4. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    What they said...

    :D
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    All 174GB of anime on its way to the fileserver :)

    Not all of it is familly stuff but its not hard to find the delete key :)

    I have stacks of DVD's with more should you want more :)

    not all the series are complete and some of it is part downloaded, I can provide completes at a later date if desired.
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Ditto.