How to configure wireless settings via GPO (Group Policy).
This tutorial will show how to streamline your laptop configurations and builds by having the wireless configuration pushed out via Group Policy.
This is my first attempt at configuring wireless settings via Group Policy, so please leave a comment if you have any suggestions on setting this up.
Configure Wireless GPO
- Open up Group Policy Management console.
- Right-click the OU you want this policy to apply to and select Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here…
- Expand Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings
- Right-click the empty section on the right and select Create A New Wireless Network Policy for Windows Vista and Later Releases
- Give the policy a name and description, then select Add -> Infrastructure
- Enter the Profile Name and Network Name (SSID), then select Add
- If the SSID is hidden, select the option Connect even if the network is not broadcasting
- On the Security tab, select the Authentication and Encryption used, then select OK then OK again.
That’s it. As soon as the policy is pushed out to the computers within that OU, you should only have to enter the SSID password.
Again, this is the first time I have set this up and I am currently remoted into a school (and don’t have access to a laptop at that location), so I will come back with the results once I physically head over there.
Also, I am planning on setting up another home lab here at the house and I will test this again here.
Question for you
Have you set this up before? If so, can you give us any pointers and/or your thoughts?