I work from home and my PC is one the company bought for me. I connect to the company network with VPN (Shrewsoft VPN Connect if that matters).
A fellow coworker (one who also works from home) joined his PC to the company’s domain. The primary reason for this is so he could reference company PCs by name without having to maintain them in his hosts file.
This sounds like a big plus to me so are there any disadvantages to doing this? Or, for that matter, what other advantages could it have?
- I have seen this work so whether it can be done is not the question.
- Our employer has not specifically requested that we do this.
- I use my work PC for work so I’m not concerned about snooping eyes on the network.