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Anonymous
July 1, 2004 8:48:03 AM

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Some time ago we "hid" a server that we were using as an Internet gateway so that users couldn't simply browse to it. We did this at the command prompt using a simple line involving the word "hidden". However, the action wasn't documented (!!) and now that we want to change the machine's role we want to 'un-hide' it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I've had a look through TechNet but can only find references to Win2003 and a registry setting, that our machine doesn't have.

Thanks.

Brian.

More about : win server hidden browse list

July 1, 2004 4:48:48 PM

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
System
CurrentControlSet
Services
lanmanserver
parameters

change "hidden" from a 1 to a zero and reboot.

Ray

"Brian Canner" <Brian Canner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1DFBD067-04E2-44B1-89D6-E3E3A9D16817@microsoft.com...
> Some time ago we "hid" a server that we were using as an Internet gateway
so that users couldn't simply browse to it. We did this at the command
prompt using a simple line involving the word "hidden". However, the action
wasn't documented (!!) and now that we want to change the machine's role we
want to 'un-hide' it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I've had a
look through TechNet but can only find references to Win2003 and a registry
setting, that our machine doesn't have.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Brian.
Anonymous
July 1, 2004 9:55:42 PM

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That would be " net config server /hidden:no " --- Steve


"Brian Canner" <Brian Canner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1DFBD067-04E2-44B1-89D6-E3E3A9D16817@microsoft.com...
> Some time ago we "hid" a server that we were using as an Internet gateway so
that users couldn't simply browse to it. We did this at the command prompt using
a simple line involving the word "hidden". However, the action wasn't documented
(!!) and now that we want to change the machine's role we want to 'un-hide' it.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I've had a look through TechNet but can
only find references to Win2003 and a registry setting, that our machine doesn't
have.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Brian.
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Anonymous
July 5, 2004 5:24:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

Hi Steve,

Thanks for that. I found the "net config ..." command after I made the post (typical!) but having checked the status found that it was set to "not hidden". I tried hiding it (completed successfully), then un-hiding it (again message confirmed 'completed successfully) and I've left it over the weekend to 'work through the system'. Still no sign of it in Network Places. Any ideas?

Cheers,

Brian.


"Steven Umbach" wrote:

> That would be " net config server /hidden:no " --- Steve
>
>
> "Brian Canner" <Brian Canner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1DFBD067-04E2-44B1-89D6-E3E3A9D16817@microsoft.com...
> > Some time ago we "hid" a server that we were using as an Internet gateway so
> that users couldn't simply browse to it. We did this at the command prompt using
> a simple line involving the word "hidden". However, the action wasn't documented
> (!!) and now that we want to change the machine's role we want to 'un-hide' it.
> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I've had a look through TechNet but can
> only find references to Win2003 and a registry setting, that our machine doesn't
> have.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Brian.
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 5, 2004 10:31:12 PM

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Hi Brian.

Verify that file and print sharing is installed/enabled and on it for tcp/ip, that
the server service is running, and that netbios over tcp/ip is also enabled in
tcp/ip properties/advanced/wins. Running ipconfig /all should also tell if netbios
over tcp/ip is disabled. Nbtstat -n should show it as registering at least a few
names.--- Steve


"Brian Canner" <BrianCanner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E3266201-E7BB-46E9-8AC7-F6B13F85D9A8@microsoft.com...
> Hi Steve,
>
> Thanks for that. I found the "net config ..." command after I made the post
(typical!) but having checked the status found that it was set to "not hidden". I
tried hiding it (completed successfully), then un-hiding it (again message confirmed
'completed successfully) and I've left it over the weekend to 'work through the
system'. Still no sign of it in Network Places. Any ideas?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Brian.
>
>
> "Steven Umbach" wrote:
>
> > That would be " net config server /hidden:no " --- Steve
> >
> >
> > "Brian Canner" <Brian Canner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:1DFBD067-04E2-44B1-89D6-E3E3A9D16817@microsoft.com...
> > > Some time ago we "hid" a server that we were using as an Internet gateway so
> > that users couldn't simply browse to it. We did this at the command prompt using
> > a simple line involving the word "hidden". However, the action wasn't documented
> > (!!) and now that we want to change the machine's role we want to 'un-hide' it.
> > Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I've had a look through TechNet but can
> > only find references to Win2003 and a registry setting, that our machine doesn't
> > have.
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Brian.
> >
> >
> >
!