Domain -vs- Workgroup
Posted on 2009-07-15
I'm struggling with a Domain -vs- Workgroup decision. I am building a server for my son's fraternity house that will fill a need for file sharing and personal storage. There will be about 70 user accounts. They need a public folder for file sharing and each member will have a secure folder for file storage. I'd rather not create a domain if I can help it because of the user profile issues joining the domain will cause on the member's laptops (and I don't want to deal with the inevitable phone calls about user accounts). Thus, I'm leaning toward installing a WinXP box with a terabyte of storage, setting up a workgroup, and teaching them how to join the workgroup and add accounts to Windows XP.
I'm looking for the brains on this site to either validate my thoughts or point out something I have not considered. Thanks in advance!