Workgroup (computer networking)
In computer networking a work group is collection of computers connected on a LAN that share the common resources and responsibilities.
Work group is Microsoft's term for a peer-to-peer local area network. Computers running Microsoft operating systems in the same work group may share files, printers, or Internet connection. Work group contrasts with a domain, in which computers rely on centralized authentication.
- Windows for Work groups – the earliest version of Windows to allow a work group
- Windows Home Group – a feature introduced in Windows 7 and later removed in Windows 10 (Version 1803) that allows work groups to share contents more easily
- Browser service – the service enabled 'browsing' all the resources in work groups
- Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) - IPv6-based dynamic name publication and resolution
- "What Is a Workgroup in Computer Networking?". compnetworking.about.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
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