By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
We have a domain and we have a program that the users use on the office computers, but we don't have a computer for each person. Some come with their laptop and want to be able to use the software on their laptop. Do you think I should add the laptops to the domain even though they will lose their desktop? Thanks in advance!
I would recommend that any desktop or laptop machines that come into your offices to use business applications be added to the domain. Although, I have to admit I am a little confused by the statement that they will lose their desktop machines. I would have the ability for any laptop or desktop machine on your network to be added to a domain to allow the users to log in and get their work accomplished. The role of IT professionals is to help enable people who have less computer knowledge than us to accomplish their jobs. We're designed to help make the integration of computers and computer-based applications into their normal job functions as seamless as possible. For this reason and the fact that you need to be able to manage accounts and devices on the network, you should add any devices into the domain that you can.
Dig Deeper on Working With Servers and Desktops
Lindi Horton explains how to provide the fastest Internet sharing speed to a client when many users are trying to access the internet as well as ...continue reading
Network Administration expert, Lindi Horton provides her expertise on advantages of DNS, and provides an example of a reliable and flexible DNS ...continue reading
Network administration expert, Lindi Horton answers a query regarding file server troubleshooting. She explains potential reasons for file server ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.