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Hiding Servers from the Browser List

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Hiding Servers from the Browser List
Tags:  Windows NT Windows 2000
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If you have a secure server or workstation you wish to hide from the general browser list, add this registry setting.
To hide a server from the browser, edit:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
Add value "Hidden" (REG_DWORD) and set it to "1".
Reboot the server. It may take up to hour for the server to disappear from the browse lists.
(Same result can be acheived by executing NET CONFIG SERVER /HIDDEN:YES on the workstation.)

Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters]
Value Name: Hidden
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Data: (0=disable, 1=enable)


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