Accessing resources on a remote Windows 2003 Domain and a Home Workgroup
Posted on 2005-05-13
I have just been given the task of implementing a simple Windows 2003 domain at work, but I have some concerns about maintaining the level and simplicity of remote users' access to network resources. Currently we have a basic Workgroup which all local computers are members of. Additionally, remote users (running Windows XP Pro on identically named workgroups) connect over a Sonicwall VPN to the work network, to access the fileserver etc. My concern is, once I implement the domain, how will this affect the remote users? I assume that they will have to be members of the domain in order to access it's resources? If so, how will this affect their access to the resources on their home workgroups? The situation I want to avoid is the remote users having to join the domain to access resources there, and then having to disjoin the domain to join the workgroup so that they can print and access other local resources.
Can anyone help me out on this?