I am to migrate our file server WK3 enterpise edition (with AD activated) to WK8R2 standard edition.
Currently the pc clients (all pro version) are not member of the domain but workgroup.
Network shares on WK3 file server are accessed with login/password credentials.
WK8R2 server will be dedicated exclisively for file and printer sharing. If needed I ll activate Active Directory and DNS services. I don't need options like Terminal services.
2 Questions ;
1- Are the clients pcs obliged to join WK8R2 domain in order use files and printer ressources
2- If I can keep clients member of workgroup (not member of any domain) will I need to change any configuration on the clients. ie users credential becoming ie ;
The reason why we kept clients out of the domain is mainly because logins were too long. I guess these might be due bad DNS configuration but the company who set up the server could not solve the problem