What Can I Actually Do With a Workgroup?
I was previously a Network Manager in a large high school, so although now im working for a small company i still find this place so useful!
My new workplace has approx 40 desktops/laptops with no servers or domain in place. Problem is only a handful have windows 7 pro installed, the rest are mostly home premium - which means to be able to put them on a domain they all need the Windows upgrade license. Upon calculating this cost as well as windows server licenses and cost of a server it quickly got out of hand to the point where its not affordable so at the moment i'm doing my best with the workgroup they are all connected to.
So my question is, does anyone have any advice how i can get the best of a workgroup. I'm in the process of setting each machine up to be able to be picked up by Spiceworks (never used it previously) and configured them all to be able to vnc and rdp onto them, so that it gives me some kind of management control over them.
I'm just looking for ideas and inspiration to try and make the best out of a limited situation for the time being so any ideas will be appreciated!