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Multiple Workgroups
Accessdabbler Oct-13-01 08:09 PM
I use a notebook computer. There MUST be a way for it to be part of 2 different Workgroups. At work, there is a workgroup and, of course, at home I have another workgroup. After my computer boots, I change the Workgroup name and do a reboot - a pain in the butt! Is there a way to belong to 2 Workgroups simultaneously or to switch from one to another by clicking a button?

1. RE: Multiple Workgroups
lbyard Oct-15-01 04:30 PM
In response to message 0
You can login into only one workgroup at a time. Switching workgroups can be handled by creating profiles for each workgroup or with a program such as NetSelect (http://members.home.net/gbenton/software/NetSelect/). You could rename the workgroup at home to match the one at work. Larry

2. RE: Multiple Workgroups
Accessdabbler Oct-15-01 07:16 PM
In response to message 1
I presume that switching between Workgroups will require a reboot?

Yes, I renamed my home workgroup as a final solution. Unfortunately.


3. RE: Multiple Workgroups
lbyard Oct-15-01 11:31 PM
In response to message 2
I presume that switching between Workgroups will require a reboot? Thatís one way of doing it. Believe logging-out and logging back in will also work. The workgroup association (and Microsoft networking for that matter) happens when you login. Larry

4. RE: Multiple Workgroups
Accessdabbler Oct-15-01 11:34 PM
In response to message 3
Hmm, if logging out then back in again allows a Workgroup change, I wonder if it is possible to put a shortcut on the desktop (or on the taskbar) that will automatically cause a log-out then log-in. I could live with that...

5. RE: Multiple Workgroups
lbyard Oct-15-01 11:38 PM
In response to message 4
We'll it's that or Linux. I do not think you can do it with a shortcut as it will end at the logout and you would have to change profiles. Larry

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