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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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