Implementing Homegroups

Practice Labs Module
13 minutes

The "Implementing HomeGroups" module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands-on skills in the following topic: Configuring HomeGroup connections.

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The Implementing HomeGroups module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands-on skills in the following topic.

  • Configuring HomeGroup connections

Exam Objectives

The following exam objective is covered in this lab.

  • How to configure a HomeGroup network

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Configuring HomeGroup Connections

Domains, workgroups and HomeGroups are different methods of organizing computers in Windows networks. The key difference amongst them is how the computers and resources like folders, files and printers are managed.

Computers in a corporate environment are usually members of a Windows domain. The user accounts in a domain are centralized on a server called domain controller (DC). The DC performs authentication of all users who log on to a domain. When signed on to the domain, a user is given access to network-wide resources based on his role in the organization.

A workgroup is a collection of individual computers in a small network typically composed of 10 workstations or less. A user whose computer is in a workgroup must manually share resources to make them available to other computers in the workgroup.

A HomeGroup provides an informal way of collectively organizing computers in a small-office-home-office (SOHO) with 10 computers or less.

In this exercise, you will configure Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 computers to initially become members of a workgroup. Membership in a workgroup is one of the requirements to create a HomeGroup between Windows computers.

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