Networking

Hide a Server from the Microsoft Computer Browser Service

You can configure a computer so that it does not send announcements to browsers on the domain. If you do so, you hide the computer from the Browser list, which can help reduce network traffic.

Editing the Registry

  1. Open the registry editor and go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters

Sponsored Content

Maximize Value from Microsoft Defender

In this ebook, you’ll learn why Red Canary’s platform and expertise bring you the highest possible value from your Microsoft Defender for Endpoint investment, deployment, or migration.

  1. From the Edit menu, choose Add Value and type:

Hidden

Note: This value is case sensitive and must begin with a capital H.

  1. In the Data Type field, choose REG_DWORD and choose OK.

  2. In the Data field, type 1 to enable hiding and choose OK.

  3. Restart your computer.

Using the NET CONFIG SRV command

This setting can also be changed using the following command:

net config server /hidden:yes|no

  • To hide the computer from the Browser List, type net config server /hidden:yes at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

  • To unhide the computer from the Browser list, type net config server /hidden:no at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

Note: It may take up to 30 minutes for the server to disappear from the Browser lists.

Related articles

You may find these related articles of interest to you:

Links

Description of the Microsoft Computer Browser Service – 188001

Server Service Configuration and Tuning – 314498

How to Hide the Server’s Computer Name from Other Computers in the Domain – 265284

Hide a Windows 2000-Based Computer from the Browser List – 321710

Related Topics:

BECOME A PETRI MEMBER:

Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Sign up for a Petri Account

Register
Comments (1)

One response to “Hide a Server from the Microsoft Computer Browser Service”

Leave a Reply

External Sharing and Guest User Access in Microsoft 365 and Teams

This eBook will dive into policy considerations you need to make when creating and managing guest user access to your Teams network, as well as the different layers of guest access and the common challenges that accompany a more complicated Microsoft 365 infrastructure.

You will learn:

  • Who should be allowed to be invited as a guest?
  • What type of guests should be able to access files in SharePoint and OneDrive?
  • How should guests be offboarded?
  • How should you determine who has access to sensitive information in your environment?

Sponsored by: