Tips to create workgroup in Windows® XP
Learn about creating workgroup in Windows XP. What are its benefits and how can it be created?
Workgroups are the networking features available in the Windows Operating System users. The user can create or join on a workgroup with the Windows XP system. The workgroup creation on the Windows XP systems requires some steps to be followed. The user can either create a new workgroup or can join with an existing workgroup. For the purpose of creating new workgroups, open the control panel window. Select the system and maintenance option and then system option. Open the system option and click on computer name tab. In the computer name tab, the user should select the change option at the bottom. Then under the member of option on the system dialog box, click on workgroup option and provide a name for the new workgroup. Click ok and exist the window. New workgroup would thus create with the user system. For the purpose of joining on an existing workgroup, the user should type an existing workgroup name on the text area provided.
Discussed below are some points related to workgroups in Windows XP:
- Benefits of workgroups
- Points to remember
- Tips to be followed
Benefits of workgroups
The workgroups are considered as an option to manage the computers in the network. The workgroup concept itself is one among the network management features. The workgroups created on the user systems would become a facility available to the users for the purpose of sharing files and printer devices on the network. Workgroups also helps in connecting to the various systems on a single network more easily.
Points to remember
The user should log on to the system as the administrator or should possess administrator privileges for the purpose of creating new workgroups. The administrative user account details would be prompted while creating the workgroups. The user should also ensure that the system is not connected to any of the networks while creating the workgroups since the connections would prevent the creation of the workgroups.
The name of the workgroup created and the computer name should not be the same. The character limit for the workgroup name is 15 and the name should not include any symbols. Uppercase letters are required to be provided by the user while the creation of a new workgroup. The default name for the Windows XP workgroups is MSHOME. The domain account would be disabled after the creation of the new workgroup on the system.
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