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Disable Browsing using Registry

We have a 500 computer LAN and are upgrading machines.  Dell is imaging the computers and Ghosting in the users (Win NT 4.0/sp6).  The new computers are not seen on the network neighborhood although they can see everyone else.  The new computers are registered with the WINS server and are able to be managed using server manager (although they are greyed out).  

The conclusion I've arrived at is that the disk images that we are putting on the systems has registry entries that are disabling the browsing messages.

My question is how do you do this.  I have searched the registries and not found any answers.  If you know how to disable browsing on a client through the registry or possibly another reason for my situation please let me know.  
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DaBigge
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DaBigge
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DaBiggeAuthor Commented:
I am refering to netbios browsing.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Are you using a common image for all user machines? If so, you have to change the SID as each machine requires a unique ID.
Dennis
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DaBiggeAuthor Commented:
We are using an image prior to assigning a domain name and SID.  If we had a problem with the SID's we would not be able to add each additional computer to the domain. The problem is making the workstations able to be seen via network neighborhood.
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supicabCommented:
do you have in the network-service computer browser installed or in the control panel services service computer browser started? If not add them or start them
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DaBiggeAuthor Commented:
The brower service is installed and the service is started (on automatic) and we have also stopped and started it.
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DaBiggeAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 200
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DjafkenCommented:
You can hide an NT-machine with the command
NET CONFIG SERVER /HIDDEN:YES
It changes the following registry-key
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ LanManServer\Parameters
hidden(REG_DWORD) [0:false; 1:true]

Hope this helps,

Djafken
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DaBiggeAuthor Commented:
DGAF...will this work for Workstation?  It sounds like exactly what I need!
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DjafkenCommented:
I think it will also work for NT Workstation. I don't see any reason why it shouldn't. NET CONFIG SERVER shows or changes the configuration of the server service which is available on both NT Workstation and NT Server.

Kind regards,

Djafken
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DaBiggeAuthor Commented:
Sounds great! I will try it at work and let you know this afternoon.  
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DaBiggeAuthor Commented:
It didnt work but this was exactly what I was looking for...are there any other entries under LANManServer/parameters that could hide a computer?  Thanks
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DjafkenCommented:
I'm sorry but these are the only parameters I know of to hide an NT-machine. You probably have some kind of Browsing problem (but you already knew that I guess ;-)). Too bad it didn't work out but thanks for the points.

Kind regards,

Djafken
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