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here at the university we are all connected to a domain which is used to log on.
is it possible to set up a workgroup for a bunch of computers down in the labs to be on with out affecting the domain settings ect?

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yep. a domain doesn't care if there are workgroups in the mix. you just can't have a machine as part of a workgroup AND as part of the domain at the same time. you can still map resources between the workgroup and the domain though (shared printers, shared drives, etc..)
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when you say can't be part of a workgroup and domain what do you mean by this?
The computers have to be on the domain to be able to log on to them but can't they then be in there own work group after log on? if i look at my network places there a whole bunch of different mini workgroups there.

Thanks for the quick reply though dsenette

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no, that's not how it works.

a computer is either on the domain, or it's in a work group.

you can have the computers in the domain assigned to different OUs (Opperational Units), each with their own group policy set up, but you cannot have machines that are on a domain and a workgroup at the same time.

i'd love a screenshot of what you're talking about in my network places....but i'm willing to bet that you're either seeing workgroup computers (as in not part of the domain), domain computers, and computers in other domains that have access to your domain
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