Hide a Server from the Microsoft Computer Browser Service

by Eric Geier [Published on 26 April 2011 / Last Updated on 25 Feb. 2010]

Stop sending announcements to the domain.

You can disable a computer in a domain from sending announcements. This helps prevent other users from browsing to or searching for the computer. To do this, add the following registry key and value:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\

Value Name: Hidden

DWORD Value: 1

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