Saturday, June 9, 2007

Hide your computer

Ever have the experience where you want to share folders, but you do not want your computer to be displayed in the "Network Neighbourhood"? Well, there is a way, at least for people using Windows XP Professional. Just do the following steps:
  1. Goto Start > Run and type cmd (Command prompt)
  2. Type net config server /hidden:yes

To re-enable it, type net config server /hidden:no instead. Make sure you're using the Administrator role.

That's it... People can still directly access your computer by using \\{computer name}. This just prevents your computer from being listed. It's like having an unlisted number. :)

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