Hide a server in My Network places

December 2016


Hide a server in My Network places for Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista

It may happens that for some security reasons you may want to "hide" a machine on the network, making it invisible for persons accessing their .This is especially good on a corporate network,allowing you to hide a sensitive server.

Getting started

By default the value "hidden", for net config server is No. To change it:
    • Start/ Run/ cmd/Ok
  • Under Vista, you have to open the command prompt with administrator rights: "Start", "All Programs" "Accessories" and right click on "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as administrator ".
  • The command prompt opens, you enter the command:
    • net config server /hidden:yes
  • Then press "Enter"
  • A message indicates that the change for hidden value has been correctly performed.

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