Although the Windows Server service is self-tuning, it can be also be
configured manually through Control Panel Service. Normally, the server
configuration parameters are auto-configured (calculated and set) each time
you boot Windows. However, if you run NET CONFIG SERVER in conjunction
with the /AUTODISCONNECT, /SERVCOMMENT OR /HIDDEN switches the current
values for the automatically tuned parameters are displayed and written to
the registry. Once these parameters are written to the registry, you cannot
tune the Server service using Control Panel Networks.
If you add or remove system memory, or change the server size setting
minimize/balance/maximize), Windows does not automatically tune the
Server service for your new configuration. For example, if you run NET
CONFIG SRV /SRVCOMMENT, and then add more memory to the computer, Windows
does not increase the calculated value of autotuned entries.
Typing NET CONFIG SERVER at the cmd prompt without additional parameters
leaves auto tuning intact while displaying useful configuration information
about the server.
The Server service supports information levels that let you set each
parameter individually. For example, the command NET CONFIG SRV /HIDDEN
uses information level 1016 to set just the hidden parameter. However,
NET.EXE queries and sets information levels 102 (hidden, comment, users,
and disc parameters) and 502. As a result, all parameters in the
information level get permanently set in the Registry. SRVMGR.EXE and the
Control Panel Server query and set only level 102 (not level 502) when you
change the server comment.
Administrators wishing to hide Windows computers from the browse list or change
the autodisconnect value should make those specific changes using
REGEDT32.EXE instead of the command line equivalents discussed above. The
server comment can be edited using the description field of the Control
Panel Server applet or Server Manager.
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To restore the LAN Manager Server parameters to the defaults, or to
reconfigure Windows so that it auto-configures the Server service:
- Run Registry Editor (REGEDT32.EXE).
- From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following key:
- Remove all entries except the following:
EnableSharedNetDrivesNote You may have other entries here that are statically coded. Do not
remove these entries.
- Quit Registry Editor and restart Windows.