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Joining Windows domain or workgroup depending on user account?

I know that a single Windows (I'm using 8.1) computer can either be in a Domain or in a workgroup, but not both. My home computer with my peronal user account is not in a domain, but in a workgroup ...
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Windows cannot access \\[other computer] error code 0x80004005

I have two windows machine on a home wired network, one running windows 7 (I will call it w7 from now on) and one running windows 8.1 (I will call it w8 from now on). Both machines could access each ...
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Unused port on Linksys 5 port workgroup hub still blinks even with nothing connected to it

The light on port 5 on the Ethernet hub will continue to blink green as long as the power is on. I have removed the power for 30 seconds and inserted the power cable again without any change. Model ...
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Win 7 how to access a shared folder with restricted access

I have seen many answers to various flavours of this question but no one gives a clear answer to a clear question. I would ask that any answer not generalize. Thanks! A 3 computer, peer to peer, ...
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How does machine name resolution work when not on a domain?

I've got 4 Windows machines (3 x Win7, 1 x WinXP) and various other devices on my home network, using a Linksys WRT54 wireless router. I don't have a domain server, and I have had issues with some of ...
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Search for other workgroup

Is it possible to search for other workgroup on a given network ? Let's say I'm on 192.168.0.0/24 network, is there a command to show all "in-use" workgroup on this specific network ?
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Distribute password across PCs in a workgroup

I would like to distribute new password for a specific user for all or some PCs which are part of a private work group. Is there a way to set this up? All PCs are running Windows 7.
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Remote Desktop Connection to a home computer from work

Can you remotely connect to a computer that's set on a workgroup if your laptop is on the same workgroup but on a different network?
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Group ownership in linux

I wondered why a non-root user cannot create a custom group and invite collaborators to that group. Say alice coops with bob, then alice wants to create a directory that only alice and bob can read ...
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Client machine cannot see server, non-domain

Windows 7 client machine cannot see the Server 2012 R2 machine. Network Discovery and File & Print Sharing are both on for the server. Both can ping each other. Client needs to access a licence ...
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Windows XP Domain password

I changed the computer properties so that it doesn't log onto a domain anymore, but unfortunately I restarted the computer before I added a new user. Now, I am faced with a logon screen (not the ...
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use work laptop at home

I use work laptop at home and it always connects to the work domain abc.xyz.com even at home. since I access personal stuff and open some websites which are not allowed at work like facebook, twitter, ...
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How to track rogue workgroups or domains

I have a strong feeling one of our desktop support techs is doing this, but I want to see if I can track this down before I start accusing people. I just dont know how... While logging into a local ...
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(How) can I join a workgroup while remaining on a domain in Windows 7?

I learned (the hard way) that joining a workgroup while on a domain removes you from a domain. I need the computer connected to the domain so it can connect it's internet, but I would like to ...
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Windows 2003 VM drops out of domain

A customer of ours is cloning a domain-joined Windows 2003 VM, changes its IP but leaves it with the same hostname (using sysprep). It still retains connectivity to the same domain controller. What ...
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My workgroup only works one-way

I created a workgroup containing one desktop computer and four notebooks, all running Windows 7 Ultimate with ESET Smart Security 5 (except for one of the notebooks, which is actually running no ...
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How to see list of current connected pc to network?

I want to list the computers that are connected to network in which I am connected. Anyone know that how to do so ? I need this help soon, because I have made my connection open/ password free to ...
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Why was Windows for Workgroups 3.11 available for quite a long time?

As far as I know, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 was released before Windows 95, and went obsolete on the last day of 2001. However, it was still made available until November 2008. Why was that so? I ...
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Can an iMac connect to a Windows 7 or 8 PC via Network in the Finder

I can see my Windows 8 computer when I click on Network in Finder. When I select the Win 8 system it asks for a password. When I enter the same password that I have set up to login to Windows it ...
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PC is not detected in network

One of my windows XP PCs cannot be accessed from any other PC in the network.The network is configured by using Workgroup. If I access PC by using pcname from Run such as \\pcname\, an error comes ...
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How to stop one machine on LAN from accessing network shares?

I have one XP computer on a Windows network which I want to isolate from the network shares of other machines on the network. I do not want this machine to be able to access other network shares on ...
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Where can I read more about how workgroup environment works? (Windows) [closed]

I have two books on Windows Server 2003 and in each of those books there is scarcely or no information about computers working in a workgroup environment. I'm looking for a book that has at least ...
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How can I password-protect a Mac shared folder on a Windows workgroup?

We have a Mac-mini running 10.5.8 which already acts as a fileserver for our simple Windows (mixed XP/Vista) workgroup. The Mac-mini is on the same workgroup and the files are shared via SMB, FTP, and ...
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Windows 7: How to switch between Home Network, Work Network, and Public Network when not connected

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on a laptop which I attach to a network using Wi-Fi both at home (where my network connection is configured as a Home Network) as well as in a classroom where I ...
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Removing sharing account folder from workgroup network sharing in windows 7

I have enabled network sharing for my printer and public folder in my workgroup network, which is required for me to share. But my account folder is also got shared over the same workgroup network, ...
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emacs workgroups and interpreters

I have installed workgroups2 from melpa and am trying to configure my ideal workgroups. For my first work group, I wish to have 4 windows. In the first window will by an R script (code written in R) ...
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emacs prefix key and workgroups2

I am trying to use workgroups2 which I installed from the builtin emacs package manager elpa. From the readme file: Most commands are bound to both <prefix> <key> and <prefix> ...
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Windows 8 login not working on shared folder using Ubuntu with SAMBA

I have a computer acting as a local web development server using Ubuntu 12 with the desktop GUI. I am using SAMBA to share a folder in /var/www (i know this is not advised but it is sharing and this ...
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Non-domain computer authenticating on a domain computer to use SMB/CIFS shares

Long story short: One of my home servers has a share called "Profiles", in which everyone here has their own folder (of which they can only access) they can use to sync or backup their Windows profile ...
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Workgroup connection: You may not have permission

I have two Windows XP computers connected through an Ad-Hoc network, computer A creates the network and B connects to it. Both computers are on the Mshome network and have file and printer sharing ...
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Same computer in same workgroup listed twice with two different names

4 computers named C1, C2, C3, C4 (ALL WINXP SP3) with IP addresses assigned by router DHCP 1 workgroup named OFFICE 1 NAS (QNAP) My OFFICE workgroup shows following computers: C1, C2, C3, C4, NAS ...
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Why can I not access files on another computer on my network?

I have set up the workgroup all to the same word, for this I'll replace it with SUPERUSER. When I try to access files from another computer which is also on SUPERUSER, a pop up comes up and says: ...
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My XP computer no longer can connect to any network [closed]

I used XP. I used to be able to access other computers on my network. Now, if I go to network what I see is: Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. ...
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Batch file to configure WSUS in Workgroup

I'd like to create a Batch file that I can then remotely execute on machines in a workgroup in order to point them at a WSUS installation. I understand it is via the use registry keys: ...
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How can I create a shared workgroup account for a Windows 8 Online account?

I have a number of machines ranging from a Windows Server 2003 based Home Server, a couple of Windows 7 machines and now a Windows 8 Surface. I'd like to be able to seamlessly access my media library ...
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My PC is not reachable on local LAN after changing computer name

My PC is not reachable on my local LAN (workgroup) after changing the computer name. I then renamed it back to the original name and it is still not reachable. Pinging other computers from mine is ...
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Do I need to set up a HomeGroup, a Workgroup or Domain?

I have 6 PCs. All 6 PCs have Windows 7 Ultimate OS Installed. I want to create a Network and have control on all systems. It should be 1+5. i.e. One should be the Main system. The rest of the 5 PCs ...
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how to find out computer name by ip LAN

How to find out computer name by ip on LAN? I know an the ip address of a computer in question but how do I get its workgroup name?
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Can't access Workgroup Computer

This is a weird one. Essentially I have a standard Workgroup at home, several PC's, and on each machine, the Administrator account unlocked in lusrmgr.msc. Password set the same for each PC so I can ...
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Install a shared printer on a workgroup computer as a local printer on a domain computer?

I'd like to install a local printer on a domain computer such that it's available for all users who subsequently login. The printer itself is attached to a computer that isn't part of the domain but ...
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What is the default work group for windows

MSHome? Or workgroup. Sometimes I see mshome and sometimes I see workgroup. What happen anyway if the workgroup changes? I can still see files.
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Which network drivers to install in which workstations of workgroup with different operating systems?

A network of 8 Windows workgroups contains workstations with MS Windows 98 32 bit MS Windows Vista 32 bit MS Windows 7 32 bit MS Windows 7 64 bit MS Windows XP SP3 32 bit MS Windows XP SP 3 64 ...
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What is the purpose of a Windows Workgroup?

In Microsoft Windows, what is the purpose of a Workgroup? I understand that a Domain allows the administration of security (user names, passwords, file access, etc.) to be centralized. But what does a ...
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cannot access my own computer through My Network Places

My home Windows XP Pro SP3 machine is DHCP client receiving configurations from ISP. Trying to access in WindowsExplorer -My Network Places - Microsoft Windows Network shows Workgroup with a ...
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WinXP workgroup, 3 routers 3 computers

I have 3 computers with WinXP x86, and 3 Cisco 1800 series routers. I'm trying to create a workgroup so that the 3 computers can share files with eachother. They can ping eachother (without any ...
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Can't find other computers in Windows workgroup

There are 4 computers and a laptop all joined to a switch whitch is connected to an ADSL router in our office. All computers worked fine with each other and there was no problem, then we attached an ...
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Are there any security concerns when using Windows' default workgroup?

Are there any security concerns one should be aware of if you're using Windows' default workgroup as the workgroup? (Or is worrying just tinfoiling?) Should it be commonplace to rename the workgroup ...
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How to associate a user account with another user account on a remote machine

I have a simple setup at home. One server running Windows 2008 R2 with TFS and SQL Server, no domain as well as a few workstation setup around the house. I have a few shared folders setup on the ...
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Is a Windows 7 homegroup(workgroup) and a Windows Vista Domain compatible?

Can a Windows 7 computer connect to a Windows Vista domain? Can a Windows Vista computer connect to a Windows 7 homegroup(workgroup)?
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Windows home network doesn't work with switch and router

There is quite some posts about this, but I can't find my exact situation... We have a small office network, which gets its internet through a 3com officeconnect 8 3C16794. On this switch are another ...