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Operating on a workgroup & domain

By levy99 ·
I have a laptop using NT Workstation that connects to a domain at work. When I connect to my workgroup at home my laptop cannot become a workgroup member unless I reset the computer ID to log into the workgroup. Once I make that change the laptop nolonger can log into the domain at work unless the administrator resets my account. Is there anyway to make my laptop connect to my home workgroup without changing the domain setting?

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by TTrinh In reply to Operating on a workgroup ...

You can try to change the name of your home workgroup to the same name of your work domain. You can also share a folder from the PC at home, and map that share to your laptop to transfer files, that is the main purpose of connecting to your home network, isn't it ?

Tuan

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by levy99 In reply to Operating on a workgroup ...

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by curlergirl In reply to Operating on a workgroup ...

If you have enough room on your hard drive, you could set up two separate NT partitions, one belonging to your office domain and one belonging to your home workgroup. This is sort of like a dual-boot situation, but with NT and NT, instead of NT and another OS. I've done this many times and it works fine. It's a bit of a b***h to set up, since you have to install NT again, and then install your software, but you can use the same files and folders for your software and data files so they're accessible from both NT partitions. After you have both NT installs set up and working, you can edit the boot.ini file so that the appropriate lines are identified in the boot-up menu as "Home" and "Office," or something like that. Hope this helps!

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by Frobo In reply to Operating on a workgroup ...

Hi,

just synchronize your account on the PC (Workgroup) at home with your Domain account.
Background:
Workgroupmodell is a peer to peer Networking Modell. Everyone can share his ressoures with others. Each Peer has is own Security-Database, so other hat to authenticate against it.
It doesn't make sense that you change every time from workgroup to Domain and back. Just login in to your'e lokal Machine instead of your'e domain, and work normal.


regards

frobo

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