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Specify the Server Announcement Frequency (Windows NT/2000/XP)

Specifies how often a non-hidden server announces itself to the network. More frequent announcements keep client server tables more up to date, but may increase network overhead and processing on client computers, because the clients must process every announcement.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "Announce" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|AnnounceREG_DWORD0x000000f0 (240)|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\
Value Name: Announce
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: 1 to 65535 seconds (Default is 240)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: April 4, 2002