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Can parallel server work in workgroup instead of domain?

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Pawel Kubik
Pawel Kubik on 22 Jul 2021
Answered: Jason Ross on 23 Jul 2021
Do it is required to run head node and worker nodes in common domain? I tried to run it in workgroup but head node can reach worker note but there is an error that account have not administration privlage on worker's computer (MJS Service can't sktart).

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Jason Ross
Jason Ross on 23 Jul 2021
We have not tested or qualified Parallel Server in a Workgroup, only in a Domain.
If you want to use a Workgroup, it's probably theoretically possible, but you'd essentially need to do what the Domain does for you:
  • Synchronize accounts/passwords on all workgroup hosts
  • Give administrative privelages to accounts on workgroup hosts (e.g. on the remote host, you need to give Administrator permissions for the remote computer)
This can get pretty unwieldly pretty quickly, and can be very error prone to keep up with. Microsoft recommends moving to a domain when you have more than a handful of machines so that these things become automatic.

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