Number of PCs in a workgroup

Posted on 2005-03-08
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I currently have a domain with Server2000 and 10 users at work. At home I have just set up a workgroup for family use
and it seems to be a much simpler way of doing things.

Can anyone tell me if there is a maximum number of concurrent users that can use a workgroup host. Would 20 concurrent users be a problem.

Our work application is not intensive and each user uses different data on the host .

Are there any real negatives to using a workgroup compared to a domain.

Thanks Jim

Question by:GREEBA
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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Yes.  The maximum number of connections a workstation can have is 10.  I do not understand your perspective though - To me, a domain is SOOOOO much better.  Centralized account management so that you create ONE user account and that user account can be used on ANY computer that's a member of the domain.  Otherwise, you have to create potentailly 10 different accounts on 10 different machines.  And what happens when you want to change the password?  You have to go to 10 machines and change it on each one!

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