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How to not allow users to browse network

I know this is a simple one, but I am having a brain freeze.  

How do I prevent users from browsing the network?  Right now, they can see all devices on the network.  There is really only one device that they need, our file server, so there is no need to browse.

Is this a GPO setting?  

Our clients are W7 and XP.  Our servers are W2003
Windows NetworkingWindows XPWindows Server 2003

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Ken Herr

8/22/2022 - Mon
George Khairallah

You can disable the Computer Browser service on the clients..

On DC, create a GPO for clients, find the following policy:
[Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\System Services\Computer Browser]

Double-click Computer Browser, choose Define this policy setting, choose Disabled. Run "gpupdate /force" on DC and restart client to test.

Is this what you're looking for ?
Ken Herr

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Yes, I believe this is what I am looking for, but I cannot find the setting you refer to.  

System Services does not exist within [Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\
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Good follow-up.  Thank you
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