Re: How to enable Network Discovery with Group Policy?
"Usenet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> This is driving me mad :-)
> I have a 2003 Native AD domain with some Vista clients and I want to
> enable Network Discovery via Group Policy.
> How do I do this please?
> Using the Group Policy management tools in Vista I believe I have access
> to everything that is visible/configurable but I simply can't find a
> black and white guide on what settings need to be in place to switch
> this on.
I'm not aware of any Group Policy settings for this, but you can use the
'netsh' command to enable / disable 'Network Discovery' eg a blanket enable
(for all network profiles) would be .....
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Network Discovery" new enable=yes
There's also a com scripting interface with prog id "HNetCfg.FwPolicy2" with
which you can do similar things.
That may or may not be particularly secure, so for a more granular control
(ie for individual profiles) you can use similar 'netsh' comands in
script(s) to enable / disable specific firewall 'Network Discovery' rules.
That's the way I do it anyhow. May be other ways.