Hide network servers

Find out how to prevent hackers from discovering your critical servers.



Hide your network servers from discovery by Network Neighborhood or your browser.


This prevents hackers from discovering your critical servers from the outside.


This is a Registry Edit and is final, so use careful consideration.


Open regedt32.


Then complete the following:


Open Registry Key:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesLanmanServerParameters


Add Value Name: Hidden
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: 1 (1=enable, 0=disable)
This was first published in May 2001

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