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Hide Computer from the Browser List
Author: Craig "hachiroku" Mercer
Date Created:2002-11-23
Operating System(s):Windows Logo imageWindows NT/2000/XP

If you have a secure server or workstation you wish to hide from the general browser list, then enable this setting.

Open your registry and find the key below:


Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, named "Hidden" and set it to "1".

Reboot the computer. It may take up to an hour for the server to disappear from the browse list.

Hint: The same result can be achieved by executing NET CONFIG SERVER /HIDDEN:YES on the workstation

The Usual Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Use the information provided at your own risk.