A workgroup is a loose collection of machines doing peer to peer networking. There is virtually no security but it is very easy to setup and no dedicated "server" is needed.
A domain is a traditional network environment with a least one "server". Security is controlled and administered from this machine. Security on the network can be fairly tight. But, it is much more complex to setup.
If you have a very small network, say under 5-10 machines, then a workgroup is probably the way to go. Anything larger should have a domain. IMHO.
-- Jeff Crosby Dilgard Frozen Foods, Inc. P.O. Box 13369 Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369 260-422-7531
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