Workgroup (computer networking)

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Workgroup is Microsoft's term for peer-to-peer local area network. Computers running Microsoft operating systems in the same workgroup may share files, printers, or Internet connection.[1] Workgroup contrasts with a domain, in which computers rely on centralized authentication.

See also[edit]

  • Windows for Workgroups – the earliest version of Windows to allow a workgroup
  • Windows HomeGroup – a feature in Windows 7 and later that allows workgroups to share contents more easily
  • Browser service – the service enabled 'browsing' all the resources in workgroups


  1. ^ "What Is a Workgroup in Computer Networking?". Retrieved 2014-04-17.