How do I determine and change the workgroup I'm in?

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Microsoft Windows users

Microsoft WindowsWindows Vista, 7, and 8 users

  1. Right-click Computer
  2. Click Properties.
  3. In the Properties window under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings you should see the name of your workgroup.

If you want to change the workgroup you're in click the Change settings link within the above category.

Windows XP, 2003, and 2000 users

  1. Right-click My Computer
  2. Click Properties.
  3. In the Properties window click the Computer Name tab.
  4. In the Computer Name section you'll be able to see the name of your workgroup.

If you want to change the workgroup you're in click the Change button in the Computer Name tab.

Windows 95, 98, and ME users

  1. Right-click Network Neighborhood.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. In the Properties window click the Identification tab.
  4. Within the Identification tab you'll be able to view the name of your workgroup as well as change it if needed.

Windows users from an MS-DOS prompt

Microsoft Windows users can also determine the computers workgroup using the net command. Below is an example of the command you'd use to determine this information.

net config workstation

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