How to Hide a XP pro PC on network

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BigC

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can anyone help me hide a XP Pro PC on a network

is there any software out there ? or is there a setting that you can change?
 
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By "hide", can you clafiry what your intention is? Do you want this PC to be accessed by users who know it is there? Or do you just want this PC to not be shared?
 

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i want this PC to be accessed by users who know it is there and that it
 
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Click Start/Run and type in "Command"

From the C: prompt type <b>net config server /hidden:yes</b> and hit enter.

You will receive a message saying the command completed successfully.

Type "exit" at the command line.

It will take a few minutes for the PC to be "hidden" from the other systems on the network. You can still connect to the computer by mapping a drive to a shared folder.

Good luck!
 

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does that still work after a reboot of the PC

if not is there a way of making it happen automatic when the PC starts up
 
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If the net config server /hidden:yes doesn't work out, just create shares then end in a $. These will be hidden and won't show up even if you do click on the computer in network neighborhood.
 
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