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    Stop students browsing whole network

    Is there any way to stop the students browsing the "Whole Network"

    At the moment they are simply clicking << NETWORK in the explorer browser bar from a desktop shared icon.

    Any ideas?

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    I'm even more confused after reading this technet article!

    Disabling Network Discovery/Network Resources - Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    Is there a simple service I can disable to stop the computers being listed?

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    You can hide machines via a net command in order to hide them from things like "NETWORK" command is.
    net config server /hidden:yes

    because of that you can deploy a registry entry to your machines and it will sort it via group policy.
    KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Service s\LanmanServer\Parameters
    Value name: Hidden
    Data type: REG_DWORD
    Value data: 1

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    There is a group policy setting:

    Admin Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer (Windows Explorer in Win 7 I think) > No Entire Network in Network Locations

    Enable that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Power View Post
    You can hide machines via a net command in order to hide them from things like "NETWORK" command is.
    net config server /hidden:yes

    because of that you can deploy a registry entry to your machines and it will sort it via group policy.
    KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Service s\LanmanServer\Parameters
    Value name: Hidden
    Data type: REG_DWORD
    Value data: 1
    Unfortunatly that looks like it no longer works with windows 7

    net config server /hidden:yes command does not hide Windows 7 machines from being visible with network browser

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHMS View Post
    There is a group policy setting:

    Admin Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer (Windows Explorer in Win 7 I think) > No Entire Network in Network Locations

    Enable that one.
    Thanks already got that one set, but the students are clicking back to network via a shared folder link on their desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Works fine here and with windows 7, 8 and MACs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Power View Post
    Works fine here and with windows 7, 8 and MACs
    SUCCESS! Thanks, looks like it took a while to work.

    How would you recommend rolling this out? Does it have any disadvantages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    SUCCESS! Thanks, looks like it took a while to work.

    How would you recommend rolling this out? Does it have any disadvantages?
    Not found any disadvantages here yet - we rolled out the reg clip via a group policy and ran the net command manually on servers to hide those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Power View Post
    Not found any disadvantages here yet - we rolled out the reg clip via a group policy and ran the net command manually on servers to hide those.
    Thanks this works brilliantly now, I can't believe I never knew about this!

    Do you have a reg patch file by any chance that I could roll our via GPO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Thanks this works brilliantly now, I can't believe I never knew about this!

    Do you have a reg patch file by any chance that I could roll our via GPO?
    The file we pushed out just contains the following;

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\LanmanServer\Parameters]
    "nameofregfile"=dword:00000001

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Thanks this works brilliantly now, I can't believe I never knew about this!

    Do you have a reg patch file by any chance that I could roll our via GPO?
    Can't you just do it with Group Policy Preferences in a computer GPO?
    Action: Update
    Hive: HKLM
    Path: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\LanmanServer\Par ameters
    Value name: Hidden
    Value type: REG_DWORD
    Value data: 1

    That's how I'm going to do it now I've read this thread, anyway

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