Multiple Workgroups in Windows® 7
Learn about the need and role of multiple workgroups in Windows 7.
Workgroups or multiple workgroups in Windows 7 refer to groups of people performing together on specific tasks or in the network. Here, the operating system used is Windows 7. With this feature, the users can send e-mails, data, files and other important messages to other users within the network. It allows for easy computing. This is used when sharing of files is needed within a network. The multiple workgroups in Windows 7 offer file and printer sharing. With this feature in Windows 7, the users can join or create a homegroup that automatically turns on printer and file sharing on home networks.
Information about workgroups, the need of multiple workgroups, and the tips to create multiple workgroups in Windows 7 is given in the following points:
- Need of multiple workgroups
- Role of multiple workgroups
- Tips to create multiple workgroups
Need of multiple workgroups
Workgroup in Windows 7 is used because of its advanced features, like sharing and easy computing. With this capability, it is much easier to transfer data from one computer to another or to a new system also. Its importance is mainly at home, schools, colleges, homes and also at small business stations. High-speed networking and printer sharing capabilities are also possible with this.
Role of multiple workgroups
Workgroup in Windows 7 plays a major role when it is needed to perform computing in a connected network. It allows users to send mails, shares data/ files/ folders and also helps in scheduling meetings. It can also define workflows and sometimes each workgroup system might share and access resources if it is configured to do so. The workgroups can be connected to small LANs, if any issue occurs then it can be connected to domains or other client/server approaches.
When you set up a network in your system with Windows 7, it automatically creates a workgroup and gives a name for it. Users can also join an existing workgroup on a network or have another option to create a new workgroup. For creating multiple workgroup, the users can open the system icon from the 'Control Panel' and then select the 'Change settings' link that is located at 'Domain, Computer Name, and Workgroup Settings' area. Select the 'Change' button. In the 'Member Of' area, click the 'Workgroup' option and then type the name of the workgroup. Click 'OK'.
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