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    I have built a server 2003 R2 in a workgroup. This server will not be joined to the domain.

    I want to know how i can add domain admins to this local (workgroup) server?

    Right now i can get connected to this server (which is hosting IT only docs), by going to \\server2003\it directory and i am prompted with login (which is just fine and what i want), but i can only use the local admin id and password.

    i want to be able to use my domain id and as well as other network admins.

    is this possible?


  • #2
    Re: Adding domain users to local (workgroup) server


    The workgroup server needs to see the directory to query the person trying to log on. If the server is not part of the domain it cannot query the AD database.

    Steven Roberts
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    • #3
      Re: Adding domain users to local (workgroup) server

      i am also trying to do so


      • #4
        Re: Adding domain users to local (workgroup) server

        Either join it to the domain, or you will need to create local user accounts for each user on the server.

        Why don't you want it connected to the domain?
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        • #5
          Re: Adding domain users to local (workgroup) server

          Its not possible to add any domain groups to a non-domain member's local groups.
          Last edited by [JM]; 24th January 2011, 18:13.
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