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We have come across a couple of networks that one of our competitors have setup.  They have a Windows Server setup in a workgroup versus a domain, firewall as dhcp server, and dns on the PC's is the ISP DNS servers.  No Active Directory setup and customers have no folder security.  One customer was just password protecting files he was saving.  

Am I missing something as to why they would set things up this way?

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Well that is what I thought and it was one of those things you come across multiple times and keep thinking why would they do this.  I also can't believe they are doing it in a couple of the environments they have setup.

Thanks for the replies.  I'll bet I get a few more :-)
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It's a bit like buying a car and using it for storage space not transportation!
One customer has 2 Win 2K3 servers.  One using for file sharing and Quickbooks and the other for an application.  
I expect they persuade them to but a server (or two), plus server software but then neither the customer nor the IT company have any idea beyond that about what to do or how to set things up.

A case of the blind being led by the technically incompetent!!
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Thanks for all your replies.