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net config server /hidden:yes command does not hide Windows 7 machines from being visible with network browser RRS feed

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  • The net config server /hidden:yes command does not hide Windows 7 machines from being visible with network browser.  This command works with prior versions of Windows, including Vista.  I have tested it with Windows 7 7100 both 32 bit and 64 bit.  Is there a new option in Windows 7 to hide or unhide machines in the network?

    Monday, May 11, 2009 4:24 PM

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  • It appears Windows 7 lacks the registry value for the command to work as intended. You may try adding it by going into the registry to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters and create and set value Hidden from 0 to 1 which should be of type DWORD. You should then reboot. Does this help?
    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 2:45 PM
  • Thanks for the reply.  I do have that registry value added.  However, it does not hide the machine from the network browser.
    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 2:57 PM
  • Well there must be a way, or the command should give an error. I'll keep digging.
    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 3:01 PM
  • Did you ever find a solution for this?  I have some machines that it seems to work and others where it does not work.
    Friday, December 11, 2009 1:36 PM
  • So far, no.  It seems to work in Vista but not Win7.
    Friday, December 11, 2009 1:56 PM
  • First you need to run a command prompt "as Administrator" by right clicking on the command prompt start icon. Net enter the following
    net config server /hidden:yes

    You can also control this via GPO with a custom adm file with this setting.
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:16 PM
  • Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, that is exactly the process I tested and it fails to work.  It was the same method required with Vista to run the command as Administrator.
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 8:10 PM
  • First you need to run a command prompt "as Administrator" by right clicking on the command prompt start icon. Net enter the following
    net config server /hidden:yes

    You can also control this via GPO with a custom adm file with this setting.

    Para ocultar computadores na rede você pode proceder de duas formas em computadores baseados no Windows XP ou Windows Server 2003

    Pode em um prompt de comando executar o comando net config server /hidden:yes para ocultar ou net config server /hidden:no para exibir.

    Outra forma é criar a entrada REG_DWORD com nome Hidden e valor 1 para ocultar e valor 0 para exibir no registro do Windows em HKEYLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Lanmanserver\Parametres

    Para equipamentos baseados em Windows vista/2008/Seven/2008r2 alem destes procedimentos acima você deverá desativar os seguintes serviços do Windows para garantir que o seu equipamento não será localizado na rede.

    Descoberta SSDP

    Pesquisador de Computadores

    Host de dispositivo UPnP

    -----------------------------------

    To hide computers on the network, you can proceed in two ways in Windows XP-based computers or Windows Server 2003

    May at a command prompt, run the command net config server config server/hidden: yes to hide or net config server/hidden: no config server to display.

    Another way is to create a REG_DWORD with the name Hidden input and value 1 to hide and value 0 to display in the Windows registry at HKEYLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Lanmanserver\Parametres

    For equipment based on Windows vista/2008/7/2008r2 Besides these procedures above you should disable the following Windows services to ensure that your equipment will not be located on the network.

    SSDP Discovery Service

    Computer browser

    UPnP Device Host
    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 11:22 PM
  • start command prompt right click and run as admin then it will accept your command which is net config server /hidden:yes :)
    Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:26 AM