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Hiding Machines in Network Neighborhood.

By pheonix11 ·
I am trying to hide a few machines from the network browse list. I have read the posts that indicate that you can work with the following registry key

HKLM/system/currentcontrolset/services/lanmanserver add Hidden=1

This sounds exactly what I am looking to do but the key is not on my machine or the other windows 98 machines I have checked. I have also tried adding the key but no dice..

We are running both the novell client 3.21 and microsoft client for microsoft netowrks.

In other words when you go to network neighborhood and view the workstations and servers, I want to prevent a select few 98 machines from showing up in the list eventhough I may be sharing resources on them.....

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by Inspectorclave In reply to Hiding Machines in Networ ...

Forget the registry stuff. The easiest way to hide a Win98 machine from Network Neighborhood is to do the following.

Right-click on Network Neighborhood and select properties. Click on the Identification tab and change the Workgroup name to a name other than the domain. This will fix your problem.

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by rlardinois In reply to Hiding Machines in Networ ...

Check the properties for file and print sharing on those computers. I believe there are two options you can set, one of them being whether it advertises itself on the network. Changing this should disable the broadcasts but the sharing will still run).

The other option is to remove file and print sharing if you don't need it.

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by rlardinois In reply to Hiding Machines in Networ ...

Also, it can take some time for the machine to disappear from network neighborhood once you make these adjustments. It is somewhere around 51 minutes because of the way the master browsers handle the browse lists.

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by BillyGilbreath In reply to Hiding Machines in Networ ...

Rename each computer that you don't want to show in the browse list. The normal naming rules apply but if the first character of the name is a dollar mark ($), that computer will not be visable on the browse list. You can still map a drive to it and access the resources there but it will not be listed in Network Neighborhood.

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by mmohammed In reply to Hiding Machines in Networ ...

On each of the network's Windows 98-based computers, disable the default browse list maintenance by editing the maintainServerList value in two registry keys:

a. Start Registry Editor (Regedit) and locate the first registry key you need to edit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\VNETSUP

b. Change the MaintainServerList parameter to zero (0), and then click OK.

c. Locate the second registry key you need to edit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\VNETSUP\Ndi\Params\MaintainServerList

d. Change the MaintainServerList parameter to zero (0), and then click OK.

e. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

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