Network Discovery

My customer asked me to limit the number of PC's seen under network in my computer.  They only want servers to show up.  

If I do that won't that shut off file sharing and printing for that PC  to the server as well?  

I could use a little extra help.

Thanks in advance,

Rick
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Network discovery is just that. It does not limit the discovery to just servers. You can disable Network Discovery (turn it off), and leave File and Print Sharing ON.  But then you will need map the network drives and give up Network Discovery altogether. All or nothing.

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matrix8086Commented:
Mapping is just a way: you can also acces a network share by opening MyComputer, or Windows Explorer and type in Address Bar \\computername\share

Or you can use My Network places to store the shares.

But if your client has an AD, you can map shares with GPOs, or scripts, which can be done quickly and without passing to each computer. Also you can disable Network Discovery with GPOs

Best regards!
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@RickArnold  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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