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09-Feb-2008, 05:59 PM #1
Figure out if domain or workgroup?
How would one figure out if a group of computers connected to a LAN had either a Domain or Workgroup network configuration? Thanks for answers.
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10-Feb-2008, 12:47 PM #2
If there is a computer hooked to the system that is setup as a domain controller,
such as a business that handles connections through a domain,then you would
setup the computer as part of that domain.
If it is just a simple network,no domain controller,then assign the computers
to a workgroup.
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10-Feb-2008, 01:57 PM #3
Thanks for replying leroys, but I think you misinterpreted my question. I'm not going to setup computers with one of the network types, I want to know how to figure out what the network type is of any computer that I have physical access to on a LAN. So does anyone know of a way to find out whether a computer is setup in a domain or workgroup network configuration? Thanks.
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10-Feb-2008, 02:34 PM #4
Right click on My Computer - Properties - Computer Name tab. This is for XP, but other Windows versions are at least similar.
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Thanks TerryNet, now I know how to find it out on XP. Anyone know how figure it out for Mac OS X?
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11-Feb-2008, 04:19 PM #6
I don't think any Mac can join a windows domain, just acess shared resources with a valid domain username/password.
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11-Feb-2008, 04:23 PM #7
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I don't think any Mac can join a windows domain, just acess shared resources with a valid domain username/password.
That's not what these people think.

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...5-6127492.html

http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?...60510075825234

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...5-5032949.html
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11-Feb-2008, 05:43 PM #8
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I don't think any Mac can join a windows domain, just acess shared resources with a valid domain username/password.
Thats not what I was asking. I wanted to know how to find out the network information (e.g. domain or workgroup configuration) for a Mac. But whatever.

Anyways does anyone know of a good program that lists a bunch of network information? Kinda like CPU-Z but for network info instead of hardware device info. Thanks.
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