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By bwalker ·
I have a w2k server which houses my email software...while I have killed access by not sharing any drives, ideally I would like to hide it from the network entirely...however under network identification there are radio buttons for workgroup or domain...we are simple folks and have no domains to require logging...bottom line is...I don't want users even to know that the sytem exists to be dorked with...How can I hide it entirely?

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by SyscoKid In reply to Hide this server from pry ...

See if this helps:

http://registry.winguides.com/display.php/58/

(Sometimes when I cut and paste URL's it looks ok to me but once the answer is posted, an extraneous space will have crept in. Make sure you delete any extraneous spaces or the page won't load).

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by bwalker In reply to Hide this server from pry ...

This is the one I used. Particularly valuable because it gave me more registry manipulation experience. Thanks for thhelp from all.
Ben

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by mjuhrig In reply to Hide this server from pry ...

remove the server service go to services icon in control panel then administrative then services stop the server service. Then nobody will see it and also nobody can set or change user and group acts if you want to change them just start it back up make your changes and shut it back off.

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by mjuhrig In reply to Hide this server from pry ...

I just tested it on my box running win2k sever and it takes awhile for it to disappear from the network neighborhood but even if you can see it there try to access it from there and my iis service is working fine without the server service.

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by tony.colgrove In reply to Hide this server from pry ...

The simple answer is to use the 'net config server /hidden:yes'
This will hide the server in Network Neighborhood without cutting off the server service. It takes the normal 15 minutes to flush out of the Browser service

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by tony.colgrove In reply to Hide this server from pry ...

The additional advantage is that if you did want shares available on this server your could still use them, you would just have to know the \\servername\sharename

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