What is difference between workgroup and domain?

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Can anyone tell me what is the difference between workgroup and domain?

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Hello Rahul,
the difference is that workgroup is a “peer to peer” computer organization where all computers are in the same group but there’s no authority for authentication, permissions and access to resources.
The domain instead is an organization of computers where you have at least one authority (called Domain Controller) that holds usernames and passwords so when computers want to authenticate to a given network resource they do it with the domain authority.

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  • Brijesh
    In a work group:
    All computers are peers; no computer has control over another computer.
    Each computer has a set of user accounts. To log on to any computer in the workgroup, you must have an account on that computer.
    There are typically no more than twenty computers.
    A workgroup is not protected by a password.
    All computers must be on the same local network or subnet.

    In a domain:
    One or more computers are servers. Network administrators use servers to control the security and permissions for all computers on the domain. This makes it easy to make changes because the changes are automatically made to all computers. Domain users must provide a password or other credentials each time they access the domain.
    If you have a user account on the domain, you can log on to any computer on the domain without needing an account on that computer.
    You probably can make only limited changes to a computer's settings because network administrators often want to ensure consistency among computers.
    There can be thousands of computers in a domain.
    The computers can be on different local networks.
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