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Hide Computers from being seen

Posted on 2011-09-28
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Is there ANY way to keep my workstations from being seen when other domain users when they cloci computer & then click the network button to view the network??? I've used the net config server /hidden:yes on a few workstations & it does not seem to be hidding them. I have a Windows 2008 domain with Window 7 computers. I don't want users to be able to see the computer names in network places/neighborhood.
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by:Tolomir
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Open a cmd shell as administrator then use

net config server /HIDDEN:YES

and reboot.
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peter197911 earned 167 total points
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When you're in a domain (2008) you can use the Computer policy:

I'm on a dutch windows momentally but look for   RSPNDR.
Distable this one and Windows won't try to discover all the computers / printers around you.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772308(WS.10).aspx
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you could also block the usual outgoing ports in the windows firewall: 135, 445 etc...
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by:johnb6767
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If you uncheck the 2 LLTD Protocols from the NIC, this should accomplish this....
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