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User Name Remember Me? Workgroup Name - View and Change googletag. How to Change Workgroup in Windows 7 and Windows 8 Published by Brink 02 Jan When you set up a network, Windows automatically creates a workgroup and gives it a default name of WORKGROUP. You can join an existing workgroup on a network or create a new workgroup by changing your workgroup name.
This tutorial will show you how to change workgroups on your computer in Windows 7 and Windows 8. You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to change your workgroup name. Workgroups provide a basis for file and printer sharing, but do not actually set up sharing for you. In contrast, in Windows 7 and Windows 8 you can create or join a homegroup , which automatically turns on file and printer sharing on home networks.
If you have a home network of only Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers, it is recommend to create or join a homegroup instead. If your computer was a member of a domain before you joined the workgroup, it will be removed from the domain and your computer account on that domain will be disabled. Computers on a workgroup must have a unique computer name of their own so they can be identified by and communicate with each other. If your network includes computers running Windows XP, you might need to change the workgroup name on those computers to match the workgroup name on the computers running this version of Windows 7 or Windows Vista so that you can see and connect to all computers on your network.
Make sure the workgroup name is not more than 15 characters, and do not use characters like these: Substitute Workgroup-Name in the command below with the actual name of the workgroup you want to join or create within quotes.
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Brink Thank you for another excellent tutorial!!
What then would be the proper way to configure a Vista laptop to join the workgroup created on the W7 PC? You're most welcome Provlima, and thank you. Brink View Public Profile Find More Posts by Brink. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Outlook cannot change my mail view back to normal from list view Hello all, I have a problem with my mail view..
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