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Block Windows sharing with WFC

Block Windows sharing with WFC

Postby astuntas » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:43 am


I am using a shared folder on LAN computer for common documents. In order make working faster on my local pc, I mapped that folder to network drive and did "Always available offline". Now, if I disable the internet connection, it uses the cashed version from hard drive (making read/write processes faster). But if I enable the network, it uses the data from that computer via LAN.

I want to be able to use the internet, but block the connections to that particular LAN computer, so that my pc would see it as offline and would use a cashed folder.

I tried to create a zone with "Enable all"; "Disable to" (which is an IP for that computer) and "Disable to PC1" which is the name of that network computer. I applied this zone to "Host process for windows services (Network services)" , but it still allows the connection to that computer.

Is there any method to disable windows sharing connection to that particular LAN computer?

Thank you for your help
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Re: Block Windows sharing with WFC

Postby VistaFirewallControl » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:50 am

Sorry for the delay, we had to make an experiment to be sure.
Please Disable for System.
We have no idea for how the sharing related functionality is distributed between the internal windows components, but System is definitely involved into the disk sharing process.
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