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Discussion in 'Networks' started by DanWood75, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. DanWood75

    DanWood75 New Member


    can anyone explain how a domain-based network works in simple terms been a bit thick and can't seem to get the grasp

    any help would be appreciated


    Dan :hmmmmm
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  2. JK2447
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    Hi Dan, have a read of this and then let us know if you still have trouble, Jim

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  3. wagnerk
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    In simple terms:

    Domain = Central Administration (less work, easier to maintain)

    Non-Domain, eg workgroup = Administration has to be done on each machine (more work, harder to maintain especially in medium to larger organisations)

    For example:

    1. Creating a user

    In a Windows domain environment, you create it in AD. This user can log on to any PC in that domain.

    In a workgroup, you will have to create that user on every PC that the user may sit at in order for the user to be able to use any of the PC's.

    2. Setting security

    In a Windows domain environment, you set it up it in AD. This is then replicated across AD and "pushed" to the clients".

    In a workgroup, you will have to set up the same security on each PC (over and over again) to ensure the same thing.

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