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Among the commands available to the network administrator is the Net Config command. This command lets you view or configure various network services. Here’s the syntax:

net config [{server|workstation}]

To configure server settings, use this syntax:

net config server [/autodisconnect:time]                  
[/srvcomment:"text"] [/hidden:{yes | no}]

The following paragraphs describe the parameters for the Net Config command:

  • Server: Lets you display and configure the Server service while it’s running.

  • Workstation: Lets you display and configure the Workstation service while it’s running.

  • Autodisconnect: Specifies how long a user’s session can be inactive before it’s disconnected. Specify –1 to never disconnect. The range is –1 to 65535 minutes, which is about 45 days. The default is 15 minutes.

  • Srvcomment: Specifies a description of the server. The comment can be up to 48 characters long and should be enclosed in quotation marks.

  • Hidden: Specifies whether the server appears in screens that display available servers. Hiding a server doesn’t make the server unavailable; it just means that the user will have to know the name of the server in order to access it. The default is No.

Here’s an example that sets a server’s descriptive comment:

C:>net config server /srvcomment:"DHCP Server"

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Sara Perrott is an information security professional with a systems and network engineering background. She teaches classes related to Windows Server, Amazon Web Services, networking, and virtualization. Perrott addressed the AWS Imagine conference in 2018 and presented at the RSA conference in 2019.

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