How to disabe "File and Printer Sharing"?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by kevin, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. kevin

    kevin Guest


    I have unchecked a service for stop sharing but keep access to another
    computer's file, Th service is named "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft

    But, I see UDP 137, 138 and TCP 139, 445 are still listening when I use
    "netstat -na" to show network status.

    Why? Should I disable another function?
    kevin, Feb 10, 2010
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  2. Hi
    Stopping a service is Not necessarily the right idea since some services has
    multiple functions and dependents.
    On each version of Windows there are ways to Uncheck the Sharing.
    In any case, ports are blocked, or unblocked by the Firewall (Not the
    sharing setting per-se). So depending on which Firewall you are using you
    have to block the ports that you are sure you would Not need any more (be
    careful, some of these ports are used for Internet connections too).
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Feb 10, 2010
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