Work Group verses DomainLocked
I very recently inherited an IT department that numbers roughly 25 systems in size. To my dismay I found that every thing is on public IP’s. The network is actually one giant work group. I want to run a domain and lock down the system but I’m leary of making changes too quickly because as raunchy as things are, these guys have learned to ‘work’ around their little headaches. Besides I am still looking for any data/app’s that may be sensitive to the change. I’ve run Small Business Server for another company but these guys are still on server 2k. They have expressed budget issues to upgrading is not in the works but I can certainly do wonders with what I’ve got here right now…What considerations come to mind based on what I mentioned so far? I could really use some input as I’m flying solo hear.