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Introduction to Windows Workgroups

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Uploaded on Feb 16, 2011

Info

Level: Beginner
Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy
Date Created: April 1, 2010
Length of Class: 37 Minutes
Tracks

Servers
Prerequisites

Introduction to Servers
Introduction to File Sharing
Purpose of Class

This class explains the use of workgroups and considerations that should be taken for deploying them in the real world.
Topics Covered

Definition of a Workgroup
Why Workgroups are Useful
Requirements to Setup a Workgroup
Class Notes

Define a Workgroup
All computers control their own security
A way to logically divide computers into groups on a network
Why use a Workgroup
Deploy a "quasi" server by using a normal workstation computer to share files, printers or web applications.
You do not need to spend a lot of money on a "real" server
The Network Setup Wizard and Requirements
Network setup wizards automatically setup everything on a Windows computer to allow it to become part of a workgroup. Every Windows edition uses a different wizard to do this
All updates should be done on computers
NDP -- Network Discovery Protocol is used to see and be seen on a network
Firewall Permissions can block file and print sharing
File and Print Sharing service is used to share files and printers
File or Folder has to be shared for people to gain access to it.
Resources

Network Setup Wizard for Windows XP
Windows Vista Networking
Create a Homegroup on Windows 7
Generic Way to Join a Workgroup

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