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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out Deluxe, 9780735618053 by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 33. Working with Windows Domains

Domains vs. Workgroups 1106

Joining a Domain 1115

Logging On to a Domain 1123

Finding Files, Printers, and Users 1125

A standalone computer is a rare sight these days; most personal computers are connected to one or more other computers as part of a network. Computers on a network can be part of a workgroup or a domain.

In a workgroup, the security database (including, most significantly, the list of user accounts and the privileges granted to each one) for each computer resides on that computer. When you log on to a computer in a workgroup, Microsoft Windows checks its local security database to see if you've provided a user name and password that matches one in the database. Similarly, when network users attempt ...

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