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i have a network with my neighbors.
so i want to let my machine not discoverable. how can i do this?
by not discoverable i mean that when they click on my neighborhood they dont find it.
i know that by accessing my IP address they will be always able to see it.
but they are not so technically aware.
thanks

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Disable LLTD on your interface.

Hide your server. In elevated cmd type:

 net config server /hidden:yes
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well i issued the command but i still can see the computer, i think this command takes some time to be active –  Karim Sep 23 '10 at 14:07
    
Have you disabled Link Layer Topology Discovery on interface? –  Casual Coder Sep 23 '10 at 17:07
    
it worked now. i guess it just needed some time so that the other pcs forget the pc they saw before :) –  Karim Sep 23 '10 at 17:47
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If you're on Vista or 7, there is an option in Ultimate Windows Tweaker to "hide" your computer from Network Neighbourhood.

I think for XP you can do with with TweakUI, although nenver needed so so I'm not sure.

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you dont know which rules to configure in tweakui ? since i didnt find anything there :( –  Karim Sep 23 '10 at 8:46
    
afraid not, I was under the impression that TweakUI would have done what you wanted. Seems to be more interface-only though (hence the name). Try Casual Coders answer. –  tombull89 Sep 23 '10 at 10:10
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put your PC to another work group different as your neighbors has

Its enough to computer been "invisible" from my neighborhood.

As permanent solution install personal firewall to your PC

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this is not a good solution as you can open "Entire Network" frm "My Network Places" And you will see this different neighborhood. u dont need to be a savy user to know this. –  Karim Sep 23 '10 at 8:43
    
as the firewall solution , its actually good one but i think this is too much hassle for me to configure all the rules and stuff. –  Karim Sep 23 '10 at 8:44
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