Hello, everybody. And welcome to this lecture and this lecture we're gonna be covering domains and groups of kind of focusing a little bit more on the ad meant well, but not too much, because this the A plus and really we focus on system components and operating systems, at least in this exam.
But then nevertheless, we have been talking a lot about domains,
and groups are a big part of a lot of the Windows operating system. So let's go out and talk a little bit about it. This should be a short one.
So what is a domain? So hopefully by now we've You've been hearing me talk about it, you might have ah, better idea of what it is.
Um, but here's the Here's the textbook definition.
A domain is a centralized method of managing all devices and users on a network. Uses a program called Active Directory to manage the identity access management to networks, and resource is within. That includes servers, printers,
um, uh, information to other people, like trying to communicate with other people in other departments. Have you work in a really big organization? Might need thio have a Chinese wall between the two there. It also allows you to deploy software, manage operating systems. What I mean by that is
you know, you may have much of, like, thin clients, or you may have just work stations that are being managed.
And, you know, instead of having people going to stall the software on the on the work stations in person, you could just deploy them out through the network and it installs it removes at upgrades. What have you,
Um, so you can have that old manners within a domain, and it has to be using when those pro or higher in order for you to connect to a domain. Um and then remember, with Windows seven, you have to be on when this pro in this 10 when this eight, they all to be on one this pro or higher in orderto have that domain access
domains air really used for the enterprise. You shouldn't really be using it at home. There's not really a need for it
set up at home just scratched that we don't need that, um,
domains air really used in the enterprise, so they're not really needed at home, eh? So if you do work in an office and you guys do have in an active directory set up, usually it's like your organization's last your user name or your first initial last name kind of thing, then that would be considered a domain.
And for home groups, that is kind of like a domain for your home, but not really dope. Home groups are really for organizing the your home device to see if you have a lot of when this device is at home.
Let's say you got four devices. The kid's got one. Your husband, wife, you both. You both have your own laptops.
Maybe have a media sharing computer in the living room, and you have your movies or your photos that you share and you want to go to stream between computers. You can do that through a home group, and we talked a little bit about that in our lecture on operating systems. But really,
uh, just wanted to touch a little bit about and kind of comparing a trusted domains. Domains were meant for the enterprise. Home Group is meant for home. Home Group is meant for like your files and photos and videos and that kind of thing just more of like the family oriented stuff
domains were meant for. Resource is security programs, access management to certain things, and resource is file servers, printers cloud stuff like that very enterprising corporate type service is, and then home group is really meant for everyday use.
Home group is used on when the seven when those eights when those 10 does not support home group.
So just keep that in mind. All right, that about wraps up this lecture. I will see you guys in the next one.