[gptalk] Wireless Policy

  • From: "MONTGOMERY, RONALD [AG/1000]" <ronald.montgomery@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 13:15:33 -0500

I've created a wireless policy that limits "Networks to Access" to
Access point networks only. I've applied it to test laptops that by
default use the Intel ProSet software for wireless management.

On the laptop, I disable the ProSet software. I attempt to configure the
Wireless Networks tab in the wireless connection properties. If I select
"Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings" and click OK, I
get an error that at least one setting wasn't saved. If I go back to the
tab, nothing is configured.

In the policy, if I select the setting "Use Windows to configure
wireless network settings for clients" and refresh policy on the laptop,
the policy works as expected. I'm able to fully configure and save
everything on the Wireless Networks tab.

Background: In our environment we manage wireless connections with the
Intel ProSet software, but it's not mandatory. The purpose of this
policy is to restrict folks who may use Windows wireless networking from
making peer-to-peer connections in public places.

Is my policy behaving as designed, or is there something I'm missing? It
seems straightforward...famous last words.


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