Windows 10: Network tab in Explorer shows my domain's name under Workgroup category

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  1. Network tab in Explorer shows my domain's name under Workgroup category


    I'm on a domain, but Network tab shows my domain's name under Workgroup category.

    :)
     
    Heron Puppy, Jan 21, 2021
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  2. Migrate to Workgroup from Domain

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand as you want to switch the PC from Domain to workgroup.



    In this scenario, we would suggest you to perform these steps and check.

    1. Press Windows + Pause Break or open
      control panel and click on System.
    2. Click on Advanced system settings from the left pane.
    3. Select the Computer Name tab from the top and click on
      Change.
    4. Select the radio button beside Workgroup and provide a name.
    5. Click Ok. Then in the prompt click Ok.
    6. Type the user name and password of an administrator account from this PC (not domain), and click/tap on
      OK.
    7. Restart the PC and check.


    However, for further assistance
    I would suggest you to post your query in
    TechNet
    forums, where we have experts and support professionals who are well equipped with the knowledge on Domain user to assist you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps.



    Regards.



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Jan 21, 2021
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  3. In Windows 10 Home - why would you disable the ability to change the default workgroup name from "workgroup" to something else?

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    • How are you trying to change the work group name?
    Have you tried as below steps if not I suggest you to follow as below and check if it helps.

    • Press “Windows+X”.
    • Click on “system”.
    • Then under “computer name, domain and workgroup settings” option.
    • Click on change “settings” on the right hand side.
    • Click on “computer name” tab.
    • Under the option “to rename this computer and change its domain or workgroup, click change”
      click on “change option”.
    • Under “computer name tab” enter the computer name accordingly and click on
      “ok”.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Jan 21, 2021
    #3
  4. cmilstead Win User

    Network tab in Explorer shows my domain's name under Workgroup category

    Can't See Shared Win10 Machine/Seeker in workgroup but shows in domain


    I have scoured the Networking and Sharing portion of this Win 10 Forum for an answer to my issue but have not found anything that works.

    We have a peer to peer network, with one Win 10 machine (acting as server - which we call server) which shares several hard drives for everyone in the office to access. It has network discovery on, file and printer sharing on, turn off password protected sharing off. It has all the drives named and shared properly so everyone has full access. All the other Win 7, and Win 8 machines have complete access as designed. Another Win 10 machine has complete access as designed. All machines are part of the same workgroup Engineer. My machine is a Lenovo laptop which was upgraded from Win 8 to Win 10. When I try to access the Win 10 machine (which is acting as server), I get the Enter Network credentials pop-up asking for Username and Password which we do not use nor have ever set up on the Win 10 machine or any other. I know that there are several posts that have the Enter Network credentials popping up, but the difference is that their screenshot showed them as part of a workgroup. See the following:

    Network tab in Explorer shows my domain's name under Workgroup category [​IMG]


    When I get the same pop-up on my Lenovo Laptop It looks like the following:


    Network tab in Explorer shows my domain's name under Workgroup category [​IMG]


    My System Properties information:


    Network tab in Explorer shows my domain's name under Workgroup category [​IMG]


    Notice that the example above which is part of the workgroup has no reference to a domain. My pop-up on the Laptop shows reference to a domain, and whats interesting is that the domain is the computer name of the laptop itself. There are no domains set up on any machine of our peer to peer network. I think what needs to be done is the Laptop needs to be convinced it is not part of a domain but part of a workgroup called Engineer, and that might be one step in solving the problem. I wouldn't doubt that after solving that issue that a lot of the others listed in other threads will rear their ugly heads afterwords, but who knows, knowing how to resolve that might solve all my problems. Any ideas community?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
    cmilstead, Jan 21, 2021
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