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Published on 08.04.08 by Brent Trahan

Hide a Windows Vista Computer from Other Computers on a Network

How to hide your Windows Vista computer from others on a network or the Vista network map.

Hide Vista on a Network

  1. Let’s open the command prompt with administrative privileges (elevated command prompt) by going to Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt and then select Run as administrator.
  2. Type Net config server /hidden:yes in the command prompt and then press Enter on your keyboard.

  3. If the command was successful it will tell you “The command completed successfully.

You can check to see if your computer is hidden at any time by typing Net Config Server in an elevated command prompt.

Look for the line that says Server hidden.

Unhide Vista on a Network

Simply follow the steps above and type Net config server /hidden:no in the command prompt.

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  1. user123 says:

    I’ve done this successfully and restard. But when I open the network folder I can still see my pc along with all the others on this network…
    Can others see me too?

  2. Brent Trahan says:

    There’s only one way to find out. Hop on one of the other computers on your network and try to find your hidden PC.

  3. colin says:

    I entered instruction to hide pc on network, that worked ok, but it will not unhide, followed carefully the instructons but keeps saying
    ‘the syntax of this command is:net config[server:workstation]
    Any suggestions please?
    Colin

  4. Paul Harrison says:

    I’ve done this successfully and restard.
    When I open the network folder I can still see my pc along with all the others on this network…
    But also, when i browse the net from others computers, i still see the “HIDEN” computer.

    Can others see me too?

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