What are the similarities and differences between DNS settings installed on workgroup servers and DNS settings installed on domain servers? Can you specify how dns works in workgroup enviroment step by step please and how to accomplish that effectively. I am looking just to manage ip adresses in my 20 pc network by hostnames and dont want to install Active directory. Thank you. I will be using Untangle server if you have heard of it so another question which is better in workgroup situation , windows dns server or untangle dns server. Will any change in this dns ofcourse again in a workgroup situation effect my router or my internet connection to users. THank you .