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remove computer name

Posted on 2013-06-23
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-06-24
I notice while viewing linux router computer names/ ip addresses
that many computer names are blank

followup question to:

I wish to remove my windows7 computer name or change my computer name to ''
Question by:rgb192
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Accepted Solution

Vijay Pratap Singh earned 2000 total points
ID: 39270454
Here  is the step:

To Verify and See if your Computer Name is Hidden or Unhidden

    Open Command Prompt
    In the command prompt, type Net Config Server and press Enter. (See screenshots below)
    If it is hidden, then you will see Yes to the right of Server hidden.
    If it is unhidden, then you will see No to the right of Server hidden.

To Hide your Computer Name from Displaying in Network

    In the command prompt, type in bold below and press Enter.
    Net config server /hidden:yes
    You will get a The command completed successfully message afterwards.

To Unhide your Computer Name to Display in Network

    In the elevated command prompt, type in bold below and press Enter.
    Net config server /hidden:no
    You will get a The command completed successfully message afterwards.
    Exit Command Prompt then Restart the computer to apply.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39270467
now name is hidden


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