I want to hide a set of crucial servers from my users' Network Neighborhood network browsers. I haven't found any configuration option that will let me do so in the Windows NT GUI. How can I hide these servers from the network browsers?
To hide a server from the network browser list, you can make a registry change or use the Net Config Server command. Both methods require a server reboot to put the change into effect.
To hide a server by using the first method, in the registry, you must add the Hidden key (of type REG_DWORD) and set its value to 1 in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters subkey.
To hide a server using the second method, open a command prompt. Then, type either the command
Net config server /Hidden:yes
or the command
Net config srv /Hidden:yes