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Windows 7: How to hide windows 7 computer on network

27 Dec 2010   #1
Terie

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 
How to hide windows 7 computer on network

Hi

Is there a way I can hide my Windows 7 PC on the network?
I tried net config server /hidden:yes > but without luck..

Thx for any help!


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27 Dec 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terie View Post
Hi

Is there a way I can hide my Windows 7 PC on the network?
I tried net config server /hidden:yes > but without luck..

Thx for any help!
Can we get info on the type of network? (ie DC, AD, etc)?

All win 7 machines or mixed?


Ken J
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27 Dec 2010   #3
Terie

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just 2 PC's wireless (win 7 both) on the same rooter.. both for internet..
I don't won't to see "the computer" and "multimedia" by the network shares
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27 Dec 2010   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terie View Post
Just 2 PC's wireless (win 7 both) on the same rooter.. both for internet..
I don't won't to see "the computer" and "multimedia" by the network shares
Why not? What's the difference if the computers are visible?
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27 Dec 2010   #5
Terie

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terie View Post
Just 2 PC's wireless (win 7 both) on the same rooter.. both for internet..
I don't won't to see "the computer" and "multimedia" by the network shares
Why not? What's the difference if the computers are visible?
I want to make it impossible to share files.
So not why, but how
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27 Dec 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Just go into the Advanced Sharing settings and turn off Network discovery and File and Printer sharing and also turn off Public folder sharing, you will want to do this in both the Work-Home and Public Advanced Sharing windows.
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27 Dec 2010   #7
Terie

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Just go into the Advanced Sharing settings and turn off Network discovery and File and Printer sharing and also turn off Public folder sharing, you will want to do this in both the Work-Home and Public Advanced Sharing windows.
Sorry, but it's not working, the computers are still visible.. it's true i have to give in a password, but they are still visible..
Someone told me i have to change something in the Firewall, but don't know where..
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27 Dec 2010   #8
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Turning off file/printer sharing won't hide your computers, it just prevents file sharing. Believe me, your files are safe from prying eyes, although since they are your computers it doesn't really matter...
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27 Dec 2010   #9
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Add one machine to WORKGROUP1 and the other to WORKGROUP2 and they will not easily see each other. -WS
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27 Dec 2010   #10
Terie

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thx for the tip, but also not working..
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