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Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration by Scott Chimner, James Walker, Andrew Abbate

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Chapter 15. Setting Up Users and Computers in Windows Vista

Types of User Accounts in Windows Vista

Whether you are a seasoned IT professional or consider yourself a beginner, one point of concern in the implementation and support of Windows Vista within a new environment is the choice between a workgroup and a domain. The answer to the question of which to choose is dependent purely on the environment that you are in. It is very common that most homes and small businesses will be set up in a workgroup configuration, whereas most mid- to large-sized organizations will take full advantage of a domain configuration when setting up their environment.

When faced with this choice, it is best to understand the differences between both modes of operation. ...

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