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Working with 2 workgroups

Posted on 2004-03-25
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Hi,
I have a question for you.
Can I configure my windows Xp professional to work in 2 different workgroups at the same time and with 2 different names one for each workgroup? (I have 2 network adapters).
If yes how?

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by:LeoTer
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AFAIK, a computer can have only one name and belong to only one workgroup.
However, the windows NET USE command allows you to access shares on PC's in another workgroup, if necessary using alternate credentials. It's surprisingly versatile. I could'n live without it anymore.
Maybe you'll find some feature in the windows NET command that suits your needs. Type "net help" at the command line for more info.
Note that having two network adaptors, or two different subnets, doesn't necessarily implicate that you must have two different workgroups.
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by:Rich Weissler
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LeoTer is correct.  A single workstation or server may only be a member of a single workgroup or domain.
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The computer can only have one computer name and one workgroup.  The two nics could be configured with different IP subnets though.  Not sure what you are trying to accomplish.  Perhaps if you explain what you are trying to do we can come up with a better network scenario for you.
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What was wrong with the other two answers?
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