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    Hello All

    I have a WinNT domain, and lately I've discovered an unknown workgroup in the network neighbourhood. the workgroup name is gibberish, and when I try to access it, I get an "access denied" message. I could live with it, but yesterday I found another workgroup, different gibberish.
    I'm guessing it's just a misconfigured PC, but I want to exclude security risks of a possible laptop connection and the likes.
    1. does anyone know how I can track down this workgroup and its computers, so I can fix this?
    2. I'll be satisfied with even just deleting this workgroup and find the user by his/her cries for help...


  • #2
    Re: rouge workgroups

    Try looking in WINS, if you have it. There may be rogue records in the WINS database.

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    • #3
      Re: rouge workgroups

      They would be mascara-ding as something else?

      Bring back the pun thread
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      • #4
        Re: rouge workgroups

        Originally posted by Ossian View Post
        They would be mascara-ding as something else?
        Sounds like you are trying to makeup something.
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