I have a single Windows 2003 Server with an AD domain setup, and Windows XP clients that are not using a domain login. They are in a workgroup of the same name as the domain and have matching usernames & passwords on the server, where they are configured as domain users.
We figured out that the workstation login and file access was much faster using this method. I am assuming that we are not subject to a 10-user limitation due to the fact that AD is installed and in use on the server.
The users in this environment will not change their passwords so we don't have to worry about a mismatch. We don't need to do alot of tweaking or management, so the faster login and file access was what we opted for.
Are there any major problems headed our way?
Why does a domain login slow everything down so much?