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By telescop ·
What do I have to do in order for a machine on my network not to show up in the list of computers in network neighborhood. I still want it available for sharing etc. but only if the name is known and not just chosen from a list.

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by spiceman In reply to network neighborhood

I don't believe you can hide computers on the network. However you can restrict access to shares by security and permissions tab. So even if the user clicks on the computer she will not be able to see the shared folders unless she has permissions ofsome sort for them.

Of course the alternative is to have shared computers on a different subnet than the others.

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by lance2@TechSupport In reply to network neighborhood

It's been a long time since I last did this. As I recall, one turns off the Browser Service on the server you want to hide. You can still get to shares using the UNC but it will not appear in the network browser.

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by Maity-boy In reply to network neighborhood

You have to make the shares hidden shares ie stick a $ after the share name. Then the Workstation will show up but all you will see is the computername not the actual files that are shared

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by GLM In reply to network neighborhood

This works for NT and W2K -- use regedit and go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSetServices\LanManServer\Parameters

To hide the machine, change the value of "Hidden" from 0 to 1, and restart your system. You can still connect to thecomputer, but the browser won't display it.

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by dheupel In reply to network neighborhood

If you're talking about a Windows95 machine, change the workgroup name so it does not match the other computer's workgroup names.

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by telescop In reply to network neighborhood

was speaking NT or 2000

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