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Query - does WHS need to be in the same Workgroup as the PCs it backs up? RRS feed

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  • I did this after installation as it meant that I could see the connector software in the software folder.  Is this necessary please?

    Thanks, Mel
    Saturday, April 4, 2009 10:42 PM

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  • I did this after installation as it meant that I could see the connector software in the software folder.  Is this necessary please?

    Thanks, Mel
    No, the workgroup name on the server can be different than the rest of your local network.
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Saturday, April 4, 2009 10:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mel P Saturday, April 4, 2009 10:55 PM
    Saturday, April 4, 2009 10:54 PM
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  • I did this after installation as it meant that I could see the connector software in the software folder.  Is this necessary please?

    Thanks, Mel
    No, the workgroup name on the server can be different than the rest of your local network.
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Saturday, April 4, 2009 10:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mel P Saturday, April 4, 2009 10:55 PM
    Saturday, April 4, 2009 10:54 PM
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  • That's what I thought.  I found however, if I did this I couild access the connecotr software more readily (i.e. I didn't need to set up the user accounts).

    Thanks, Mel
    Saturday, April 4, 2009 10:57 PM
  • That's what I thought.  I found however, if I did this I couild access the connecotr software more readily (i.e. I didn't need to set up the user accounts).

    Thanks, Mel
    I'm not sure what you mean by "didn't need to set up the user accounts".  You need to set those up so that the users will have access.  It doesn't matter what workgroup the server and clients are in.  Without it, no one can access the server.
    Saturday, April 4, 2009 11:28 PM
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  • When it is the same workgroup I could click on "My Computer / Network / View Workgroup Computers" and the Server and the shared folders before (I think...) I set up the user accounts.

    Sunday, April 5, 2009 5:23 PM
  • When it is the same workgroup I could click on "My Computer / Network / View Workgroup Computers" and the Server and the shared folders before (I think...) I set up the user accounts.


    No.  As I said before, you need to set up user accounts and permissions on your server before anyone can access it.  Otherwise, how would the server know who to allow and who to deny?
    Sunday, April 5, 2009 5:42 PM
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