Close 445 in Registry
I was reading of a registry tweak that can shut port 445 by disabling NetBT. Seems to do the trick, but I've not yet figured out the down side completely.
Give 'TransportBindName' nil value by deleting '/Device'
I'm on XP, can't vouch for it on any other OS.
Is it not possible to simply stop the service in Windows 2000? Under services (in the administrative tools), there is one called TCP/IP Netbios Helper Service, if you change that to disabled, will that do it?
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Actually.. just a little note here.. but along the same lines. I have a little laptop (old) running windows 98SE (that's all it'll handle), and I couldn't see it with the two win2000 machines, nor could it see the rest of the network. Then after thinking about this topic, it struck me. Windows 98SE cannot use Netbios over TCP/IP, so I installed the Netbios protocol on the win2000 machines and all is well...