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Configuring Workgroup

Rainmail File Server, when implemented can act as a

  • Workgroup Server
  • Windows NT Style PDC (Primary Domain Controller)

Either of the above mechanisms allows users to access and share files on different computers. By default, Rainmail Server implements a Workgroup called "DEFAULT". The client machines need to be made part of this workgroup so that the clients can see each other. 

In this section, we will see how Workgroup can be set for Windows 7. For other OS, a similar set of steps will be required.

  1. Click on Start button and select Control Panel. That will bring up the control panel as below

  1. Click on View basic information about your computer. That will bring up the dialog with following part

  1. Click on Change settings. In the dialog that comes up, click on Change button.That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Enter the machine name in edit box next to Computer name. Select Workgroup radio button and enter the work group name (DEFAULT) in the edit box next to the Radio button.
  2. Click on OK for all dialogs.
  3. If required, restart the Client machine.
  4. Now the client machine has been made as part of Rainmail Workgroup.
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