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NT4 SERVER

Discussion in 'Software' started by Mr.Cheeks, May 16, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    If i create a domain, can i not join a workgroup?

    i.e. normally is under a workgroup, but i created a primary server? and created a domain called domain.localvm...
     
  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    You can remove your clients from the domain and put them into a workgroup, but if you are talking about the domain controller itself then no.

    With 2000/3 you can demote the DC and then attach them to a workgroup, but I'm not sure about NT4 as its been that long since I've seen it, let alone done anything with it! :biggrin
     
  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    not sure about NT... with XP and 2K you have the option of logging on to the local machine or domain so i would have thought so....
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    so this machine i have - its not on my workgroup cuz its a domain thing, how can i change this? if anyone knows, if not no probs
     
  5. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    a domain thing? you mean a domain controller? if it's nt4, you either have to completely reinstall it, or use a third party tool like upromote (http://utools.com/UPromote.asp).
     
  6. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    reinstallation...hmmm, i might just do that, so what is the a actual domain
     
  7. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    the domain is another word for a network of computers that share resources. Domains are for large networks and can have tight security and policies opposed to a Workgroup which is for smaller networks, say 10 machines :thumbleft

    Edit:

    The domain controller does just that- control the domain (usually a standalone machine to authorise users)
     
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