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Weird little domain/workgroup question

By bitbucketboy ·
My boss likes things to look neat. I have a bunch of new win2K Pro machines that log into our good ol' NT4 network. I seemed to have to choose between adding them to the domain or their workgroup. Since they receive virus updates via logon scripts, and backups authenticate via the PDC, I joined them to the domain, which is all well and good EXCEPT: The darned things appear in their workgroup, but along with all of my NT servers, and I can't find a way to make them appear in their proper workgroup without changing back to workgroup mode. Users browsing the network may not be able to find other machines this way, too. They're looking for a machine in the Finance workgroup, but it is now listed under the domain group with the servers instead. Is there a way to avoid this?

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by timwalsh In reply to Weird little domain/workg ...

Unfortunately, no. Since computers can either be members of a domain or of a workgroup (but not both), that is how they will show up in Network Neighborhood.

There are other ways to provide authentication than through a domain log-on, however that is the only way to apply log-on scripts.

Your quandry may provide some impetus to migrate to a Win2K Active Directory-based network.

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by bitbucketboy In reply to Weird little domain/workg ...

Thanks much, Tim.

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