Network Neighborhood



New Member
Hi all,
In a NT Network of course we all know that computers participating with the network their names can be seen from network neighborhood.
my question is: i know it is possible to make computer names not visible from the network neighborhood and we can only see it by doing a map to it's computer name, do u know how?
Thank u.


New Member
Hi Al Bundy
You are right but even if we put a $ sign on all shares the computer name will still appear in network neighborhood with the netlogon share and printers share.

Al Bundy

New Member
Oops sorry, I see that I misread your question.

Here's how you do it:

Under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following subkey:


From the Edit menu, choose Add Value and type:


NOTE: This value is case sensitive and must begin with a capital H.

In the Data Type field, choose REG_DWORD and choose OK.

In the Data field, type 1 to enable hiding and choose OK.

NOTE: Data field range: 0 or 1
Default: 0 (false)

Restart your computer.

See also:

Good luck !