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NT 4.0 domain PCs/Workgroup membership

By Kurt G ·
I have a Windows NT network that consists of one domain with 5 sites. All PCs are members of the one domain. It has come to my attention that some remote site admins have changed the workgroup membership of many PCs at their sites, to accomodate intra-department file sharing. I want to know if there is any reason(s) why I should insist on all PCs being part of the same workgroup (i.e. the same as the domain-name), or if I should allow this configuration to continue.

It might be of interest to note that all file sharing is supposed to be done from the servers, and client workstations are not supposed to be configured for file-sharing. However, if it causes no negative side-effects then I'm willing to allow it.

Thanks,
Kurt G.

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Don't see any side effects besides the lack of security and lack of back-up that the scenario represents but if the users aren't complaining due to the extra clicks of the mouse to browse for domain resources and your companies policies allow it then let them do it.

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