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I need to add a workgroup that consists of up to 5 computers (x pro)
and shared printers on an existing network but I need for the new workgroup
to be hidden in the Network Neighborhood of the existing network clients.
I need for sharing within the hidden workgroup to be functional for printing but
not so much for files/directories. The existing workgroup that must not be able to
see the new workgroup is a mixed mode environment of xp, 2k, and 98.

Thanks for your help!

  -vbsaltydog
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techi03 earned 1000 total points
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try here
http://www.guidescentral.com/help/nettips.html#28

or u could setup the new machines on a different subnet and add a router between the workgroups.
new workgroup with printers------ router ------ old workgroup
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by:radnor
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Well, instead of a reg patch or hardware how about this...

When you create a share end it with a $.  This will hide it from net'hood.  I'm not sure but if all shares are like this if it hides the computer too or not.


Just tested it.  I had a directory shared as test$.  It did NOT show up in the N'Hood but the computer name DID.

Radnor

Hope this helps.
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