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  • Windows 2008 DC name different from workgroup name on same server

    I have a Windows 2008r2 64bit server that is a primary DC. Only my win7 workstations can see it in the network due to the workgroup name being different than the domain name on the same server. My win XP workstations cannot see it directly unless I browse to the incorrect workgroup name. How can I change the workgroup without having to start all over again? (i.e. Domain name is "abc.def.com" and workgroup name is "ghi")

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    Re: Windows 2008 DC name different from workgroup name on same server

    Are all the workstations members of the domain?
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Windows 2008 DC name different from workgroup name on same server

      Not yet. Most of my workstations are still winXP Home edition anyway. (Planning to replace them beginning of next year)

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      • #4
        Re: Windows 2008 DC name different from workgroup name on same server

        Have you configured WINS?
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: Windows 2008 DC name different from workgroup name on same server

          Yes, WINS is installed and the workstations are configured to use it.

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