Windows workgroups

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January 10, 2010 at 05:13:37
Specs: Windows XP
If a new user enters the workgroup network and
changes the user name and password, will all the
computers in the network retrieve the change ?

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#1
January 10, 2010 at 05:25:28
No. The only user name and password a user can change is his own and then only on the computer he is sitting at.

Stuart


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#2
January 10, 2010 at 05:25:56
No.

In a work group that would be isolated to that machine only.


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#3
January 10, 2010 at 07:38:53
Can users in a workgroup network access every other computer
in the network using their user name and password ??

I m sorry i am not familiar with workgroup networking .. Thanks
for helping me out :):):)


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#4
January 10, 2010 at 08:30:37
Yes, providing there is an account with their name and password set up on any computer they want to access.

The basic principle of Workgroup networks is that every computer on the network is a server for all the others and every computer is also a client for all the others. Get your head round that paradox and you have it cracked.

Stuart


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#5
January 10, 2010 at 08:58:06
Thanks Stuart . I am getting a clear view of what a workgroup
is now .

But this answer raised an other doubt . LOL
If I can access other users using their user name and
password from my comp , then why is it that when a new user
enters the network , the other users cannot retrieve the new
username and password??
As in cant i like use my friends comp and access my comp
using the username and password if i am the one one who
just entered the network ??
Or is there like some VB program which retrieves the new
users info in other nodes of the workgroup network ??

P.S I hope i m clear ;);)


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#6
January 10, 2010 at 09:33:35
If user could retrieve other users passwords their would be no security at all. The only way you can know another users user-name and password is if you have admin privileges or the user tells you.

Stuart


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#7
January 12, 2010 at 11:24:42
Is centralized administration possible then ?? Can all users in a
workgroup be monitored by administrator ??? If so, how ??

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#8
January 12, 2010 at 11:41:03
There is no central administration in Work-groups network. Each user is their own administrator. You can monitor the activity of a user that is logged onto your computer and if you have admin privileges you can find out his password but only on that one computer.

Workgroups run on a peer to peer network. That means that all computers are equal to each other in what they can do. For central administration you need a client/server network and that means a server operating system like Windows 2008 or a server version of Linux.

When you hear of people saying they are using Windows XP as a server they are playing fast and lose with terminology.

Stuart


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#9
January 12, 2010 at 23:25:14
So then is it that i cannot view the users of another computer ??
My basic problem is i want to create centralized administration
in workgroup i.e i should be able to access all the users from all
computers in a workgroup , be able to change their password etc
...
Is it possible to form a client server network in workgroup
because that is my main idea ??

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#10
January 13, 2010 at 00:38:14
client server network in workgroup

That is what you call an oxymoron. It can be a client/server network or it can be a workgroup network, not both. You have no control at all over any other computer in a Workgroup network unless you are actually sitting down in front of it and there is no way you can change that. If you want centralised control you are going to have to invest in a server operating system.

Windows server operating systems are more expensive than desktop operating systems and they come with a license for a set number of users, minimum five. If you want more users you buy more licenses.

Stuart


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