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How to connect to a workgroup?

I have a server and a laptop in a workgroup. I am trying to add another laptop, and cannot find guidance online. Is there a canonical guide, which you have followed and know to work? [Update] I tried ...
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What do I write down as Domain in Powershell Start-Process credentials when im in a workgroup?

I am trying to roll out a script on a location to change an office activation remotely. I thought I knew hout to do this but I've been stuck on something weird. it always gives me this error Start-...
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How to give rights to a user to enumerate local accounts via SMB?

I have set up a new file share server "FS", left it standalone, then added a bunch of users to it to access files, then set up a secondary administrator user "foo" to work with and ...
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Two Windows 10 computers not communicating

I recently bought a refurbed Dell Optiplex 3020 and a refurbed Dell Latitude E6540, both of which came with Windows 10 Pro, Version 21H1. While I am coming to terms with Windows 10, so far I am having ...
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Any way to share certain folders to certain users in workgroup network with 11 PCs?

So we have 11 PC workgroup network and a server without AD DS with windows server 2012 operating system. Is there any way to share folder1 to user1 and so on without setting up domain and active ...
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Can't access network shared drive, "Windows cannot access \\COMPUTER\NAS" even though it's shared to everyone

I wanted to use an unused partition of a slow computer (mainly used to run Steam Link) running Windows 10 Home as a share for my other Windows 10 computers. However, I can't seem to be able to access ...
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Configure Office workgroup templates for Office365 from SharePoint location

Problem statement We have updated custom corporate templates to be used by staff for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and these were loaded on Microsoft SharePoint. We would like to ensure that ...
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Login options blocked - how to enable

I bought a computer (Win10) that I previously used myself from my company. When I took it home I removed the computer from the domain using a local administrator account. However some settings from ...
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How can I tell if I’m part of a workgroup? Or just a stand-alone computer [closed]

How can I tell if (My laptop, running windows 10)if it part of a workgroup? Or just a stand-alone computer. It’s totally doing my head in. I keep getting incorrect information. Thanks in advance if ...
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I'm trying to replicate redirected folders with a WORKGROUP setup (Windows 10 Pro)

I have 10 workstations, all services are managed through head office and are cloud services. Therefore, I would like to setup my office with a WORKGROUP setup, instead of a DOMAIN. I have put a NAS ...
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Find and delete local user on several clients

I have some clients in the domain and some not. I need to know how to retrieve on which clients it is present a specific local user and then delete it. With a GPO is pretty easy for domain clients, ...
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Network Router stops resolving client name after a while

I am running a simple 3 computer windows 10 wirelessly linked network through a Bell router. All works well for a while (days) and then suddenly one computer is unable to access the other computers by ...
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Windows 10 having trouble detecting devices on the network using file explorer

I've been trying to set up my new laptop for network sharing, but it does not show up under the network tab in file explorer (it is a brand new MSI gaming laptop). The laptop can see all devices and ...
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Sharing files from a computer connected to a repeater to the rest of the network

This is a simple problem I have. I want to easily share files between Windows 10 machines on the same network, using Windows Workgroup system. I have configured my router to be a repeater so I could ...
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Windows 10 Professional Workgroup Setup Issues [closed]

I will soon embark on a task of upgrading the IT infrastructure of a company's head office. I briefly considered hiring an IT administrator to do this part of the job, but after assessing what they ...
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Switch from Workgroup to Domain in cmd

I was experimenting on file sharing in Windows and changed corporate domain on a workgroup. Now when I log in, I see only other accounts, possibly created earlier in that particular workgroup. So, ...
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Workgroup Templates not updating for all users (Microsoft Word)

I have set up company wide templates and save them in Workgroup_Templates folder on drop box. Each user sets Word to get Workgroup Templates from the same folder, which is a path like this C:\Users\...
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Cannot see Win10 computer on network

I have a Workgroup with one Win10 and a number of Win7 computers, connected via a SMC 1016DT switch. The Win7 machines all see each other in Windows Explorer, but not the Win10. The Win10 can see all ...
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Home network - cant access other computer

I have 2 computers (HUMMER1, HUMMER2) connected to a Gygabyte switch, which is connected to my router. Both computers had "WORKGROUP" as workgroup name. Under Network, HUMMER 1 could see HUMMER 2, the ...
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Cannot access Workgroup in Windows 10

I have a relatively simple network that consists of a couple Windows 10 PCs, Android devices and Raspberry Pis. For some reason I cannot access the shares provided by the PIs from anything but the ...
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Network Domain changed to wrong

I have laptop from my company where I'm working. Unfortunelty I changed the domain (IT Network) and restart the computer (options "join a domain or workgroup") Now I'm not able to login (message it's ...
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Windows File Sharing from a non-Domain server to AD-connected PC's

We have a few Windows Servers in our lab, and occasionally need to connect to them from our office PC's. The lab servers are part of a Workgroup, not a Domain, but the office PC's are all part of an ...
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Windows 10 - Show all users on lockscreen

I am connected to a workgroup in windows 10 pro 64bit. On the lockscreen it only shows logged on users, the last used user and other users. How do I display all users on my lockscreen?
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Several computers are on the same LAN network. They don't see each other if some of them have different default routers

I have a case. All computers are in the same LAN network(192.168.1.0/24, default gateway 192.168.1.1) and same workgroup. They see each other in network places and can access to shared folders. But if ...
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Using wmic to get workgroup in a batch file

I'm not really versed in batch file, but I am trying to get the workgroup using wmic. I've been trying different things with the for options. So far this is the best result I have gotten. for /f "...
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Connect computers on wifi extender to workgroup

Good afternoon, I am trying to connect 4 computers to the same workgroup but I am having some problems. I will try to explain. 1.- 2 of them are connected via ethernet to the router 2.- 2 of them are ...
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Downgrade User Profile from Domain to Workgroup

I'm doing some one-off IT maintenance for a very small business <15 employees I moved all their e-mail to Microsoft Office365, and all of their shared network files to Microsoft SharePoint Online. ...
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Sharing home network with a router

I have an old router and decided to share network with two computers with a work group on windows. The wifi radio is shut and they communicating through the Ethernet ports on the router. The question ...
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windows 8 password protected sharing - workgroup (confuse)

I am not sure if this is the correct understanding and behavior in a workgroup. compA/folderA shared with user compA/userA If password protected sharing is turn on in compA 1) when compB try to ...
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Alter from workgroup to domain to workgroup again

I have a few user accounts on my computer (windows 7) and currently have it in a workgroup. When I change it into domain and then change back to workgroup, will the former mentioned user accounts be ...
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How to change workgroup on Sharp MX-5001N MFP?

I am the IT admin for a small business and we're trying to get our Sharp MX-5001N MFP to scan to a network drive on a Windows 7 domain using Small Business Server 2011. After meticulously ...
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PC can see server in the same workgroup, but cannot access its drives

The bounty expired yesterday, but I will not be awarding it as no answer has solved my problem. Would anyone like to try to help? I just want to set up workgroup (not homegroup, as they require ...
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Accessing samba file server on external subnet through router(s)

I have the current general setup: Internet | modem | \--Router1 (10.0.0.1/16) | \--Client(s) (10.0.1-225.3-225) \--Router2 (198.168.1.1/24, 10.0.0.2) | \--...
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Workgroup Logon

I have a two XP SP3 PC's in a LAN which: Are on their own Workgroups. Have NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled. Have the windows (or 3rd party) firewall disabled. Have file and printer sharing installed and ...
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System name appearing as Domain name

There is a workgroup in my institution and I added all the needed systems to it. There is a server in it and a folder in the server is shared in the network, to share files between different systems. ...
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Identify an unknown windows workgroup ip address

In our small company network sometimes an unknown windows workgroup appears. I'm know the name of this workgroup but have no further information about this. I do not have admin rights in the network, ...
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RoboCopy unable to copy between a server on a domain to a computer in a workgroup

I have a RoboCopy problem and here is the scenario. My server is running Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2. My laptop is running Windows 10 Technical Preview. The server is running as a domain ...
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Changing windows 8 workgroup name has locked me out

I was trying to set up a workgroup for a windows 8 machine and an xp machine. I changed the workgroup name of the xp machine and restarted. I then changed the workgroup name of the windows 8 machine ...
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Access of Work-Group

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. I have four PCs in "ABCD" work-group. I want access all four PCs from each other. But I don't want some one can access those PCs of "ABCD" workgroup from another work-...
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Connect to Hyper V running in Windows 8 from a different Windows 8 machine in a homegroup

I have 2 computers with Windows 8.1 Pro in a Homegroup. Computer A has Hyper-V installed with several VM's. Computer B just has the management tools, including Hyper-V Manager. I am trying to ...
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Windows 8.1 batch checking if computer is part of a workgroup and changing if necessary

I've got SYSTEMINFO | FIND /I "DOMAIN:" which displays if it's part of a Domain or Workgroup. But I'm trying to figure out how to take the result of that and if it's anything other than Company.LLC to ...
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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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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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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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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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