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Domains & Workgroups

By Russ1973 ·
Here is the scenario i have.
I have a domain setup with around 100 users.
All of the PC's (Win XP Pro) are in a workgroup of the same name as the Domain.The way they access resources from the server(2003 R2) is their user accounts in AD match thier logins and passwords on the local machines. I now want to join them to the domain to be able to manage them more efficiently GP's etc. The infrastructure was already in place when i joined the company so i know it will be a huge job of moving all users accross
I have set up a test lab in my office with a server and a laptop with the same conditions but a different Domain and Workgroup name.
If i join the user to the Domain could i rejoin it to the Workgroup as stated ain the above instance.

Any help appreciated as i am fairly new to this IT infrastructure.

Thanks in advance. Steve

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