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Disabling Network Neighborhood

By rajivnarayanan@hotmail ·
I want to disable network neighborhood so that users do not change the IP settings on my WinNT 4.
Can anyone help.

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by sachin In reply to

There are a couple of good reasons why you might want to hide a
Windows NT computer from the Network Neighborhood. First of all,
building and maintaining the list of computers you see in Network
Neighborhood takes a lot of network traffic, and reduces the overall
performance of your network. If you have computers that don't share
anything (such as computers running Windows NT Workstation), you
might want to prevent them from being listed in Network Neighborhood.
In this scenario, you can stop the computer from showing up by
stopping the Server service. In Control Panel, double-click
Services. From the list of Services, select Server, then click
Startup. Change the Startup type to Manual, then click OK. Now click
Stop to stop the Server service.

The other reason why you might want to hide a computer from the
Network Neighborhood is to make it inaccessible to users who are
simply browsing the network. To do so, run the following command in
a Command Prompt window:

net config server /hidden:yes

This command hides the computer from the Network Neighborhood, but
leaves the Server service running. Thus, you can still connect to
the computer by mapping a drive to a shared folder. Note: It will
take a few minutes for your computer to drop out of the Network

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