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Hide a workstation from network browsers

There are two means to hide a workstation (or server) from network browsers (i.e. so that the are not visible to someone browsing the network):

  • Using the registry editor change the registry key:


    from 0 to 1, and then reboot.

  • Alternately, start a command session and type:

    net config server /hidden:yes

It is still possible to connect to the computer, but it will not be visible to a browser.

These notes have been tested with Windows NT4.

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