What is the difference between a Domain and a Workgroup?

Trainee Asked on November 2, 2019 in Internet,   Networking.
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In a Computer Network, different computers are organized in different methods and these methods are – Domains and Workgroups. Usually, computers which run on the home network belong to a Workgroup.

However, computers that are running on an office network or any workplace network belong to the Domain.

Workgroup Domain
  • All computers are peers and no computer has control over another computer
  • Network admin uses one or more computer as a server and provide all accesses, security permission to all other computers in a network
  • In a Workgroup, each computer maintains their own database
  • The domain is a form of a computer network in which computers, printers, and user accounts are registered in a central database.
  • Each computer has their own authentication rule for every user account
  • It has centralized authentication servers which set the rule of authentication
Each computer has set of user account. If user has account on that computer then only user able to access the computer If user has an account in a domain then user can login to any computer in a domain
Workgroup does not bind to any security permission or does not require any password Domain user has to provide security credentials whenever they are accessing the domain network
Computer settings need to change manually for each computer in a Workgroup In a domain, changes made in one computer automatically made same changes to all other computers in a network
All computers must be on same local area network In a domain, computers can be on a different local network
In a Workgroup, there can be only 20 computers connected In a domain, thousands of computers can be connected

 

Reviewer Answered on November 2, 2019.
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