It is possible to prevent a computer from appearing in the browse list. If you have a computer that does not have any shared resources or if you want to keep a computer secure, you may not want this computer to appear in the general browse list. There are two different methods you can use to accomplish this. One method is to open the command prompt on the computer you want to hide (Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt) and type net config server /hidden:yes.
An alternate method is to edit the registry. You can open the Registry Editor by clicking Start and clicking Run. Type in regedt32 and Click OK. Locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Services\ LanmanServer \ Parameters. If the DWORD value called “hidden” is not already present click Edit, point to New, and click DWORD Value. Type in “hidden” as the name of the new value and press Enter. Double click “hidden” and change the value to “1”. Close the Registry Editor.
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