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    Disabling network printer and share browsing

    I am trying to find out how to do this, I know that there is a reg setting that stops the network from being browsed, so you need to know the exact location of the printer or share you want.

    I have used it in the past but now i can't find what I'm looking for, I'm probably searching the wrong terms. Does anyone know the setting I'm on about?

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    Re: Disabling network printer and share browsing

    User Config > Admin Templates > Control Panel > Printers > Browser the network to find printers

    Though I just untick the 'Publish in the Directory' box on the printer properties on the server.

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    Re: Disabling network printer and share browsing

    Thanks for the reply

    Thats not quite what I'm looking for, you see I am fixing a couple of PC's that have had this done to them through the registry and its affecting all users including the admin, I seem to remember that there was a reg tweak that did this and I need to reverse it, as it is causing problems with protection pilot, the program is unable to browse the pcs to deploy anti-virus.

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    Re: Disabling network printer and share browsing

    Has NetBios over TCP/IP been disabled on the Nic on the workstations?

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    Re: Disabling network printer and share browsing

    DO you know i have been looking so deep into the problem you might just be right I will check that tomorrow night thanks

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    Re: Disabling network printer and share browsing

    I have just phone the guy I'm helping out and you were right NetBios over TCP/IP was disabled

    Does anyone know the reg tweak to set this to enabled?

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    Re: Disabling network printer and share browsing

    looks like this can't be done via a registry as it is linked to the GUID of the machine.

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