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Old 21-08-2008
Jim A.
 
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Wireless network group policy...no WPA2

I'm running SBS 2003 SP2. Im trying to setup a wireless network group
policy, but we are running WPA2 and there is no WPA2 option in the group
policy.

Is there an update or hotfix?

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Old 21-08-2008
Ace Fekay [MVP Direcrtory Services]
 
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Re: Wireless network group policy...no WPA2


"Jim A." <JimA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0A1EA3BA-E86A-4F59-8E09-1CEE8C4A6921@microsoft.com...
> I'm running SBS 2003 SP2. Im trying to setup a wireless network group
> policy, but we are running WPA2 and there is no WPA2 option in the group
> policy.
>
> Is there an update or hotfix?


Actually you need to create and deploy the policy from a wireless enabled
laptop or workstation with the latest NIC drivers that has support for WPA2
(such as the Intel Centrino:
http://www.intel.com/support/wireles.../cs-010623.htm ), as well as
the WPA2 update patch (WindowsXP-KB893357-v2-x86-ENU.exe). If you're an
admin, you can logon to the workstation or laptop, install the adminpak.msi
tools and the GPMC, and you're good to go.


--
Regards,
Ace

This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
confers no rights.

Ace Fekay, MCSE 2003 & 2000, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSE+I, MCT,
MVP Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
Microsoft Certified Trainer

For urgent issues, you may want to contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please
check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.

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Old 21-08-2008
Jim A.
 
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Re: Wireless network group policy...no WPA2

Hi Ace,

I am a little confused. All my clients are upgraded to XP SP3 so they all
have WPA2 compatibility. The problem is, some clients use the Windows client
and some use the Intel client. We want to switch all users over to the
Windows client so rather than explain to the users how to setup their
wireless options to use WPA2, PEAP, etc I wanted to just create a group
policy that has all the settings in it. Problem being the group policy does
not have an option for WPA2.
"Ace Fekay [MVP Direcrtory Services]" wrote:

>
> "Jim A." <JimA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0A1EA3BA-E86A-4F59-8E09-1CEE8C4A6921@microsoft.com...
> > I'm running SBS 2003 SP2. Im trying to setup a wireless network group
> > policy, but we are running WPA2 and there is no WPA2 option in the group
> > policy.
> >
> > Is there an update or hotfix?

>
> Actually you need to create and deploy the policy from a wireless enabled
> laptop or workstation with the latest NIC drivers that has support for WPA2
> (such as the Intel Centrino:
> http://www.intel.com/support/wireles.../cs-010623.htm ), as well as
> the WPA2 update patch (WindowsXP-KB893357-v2-x86-ENU.exe). If you're an
> admin, you can logon to the workstation or laptop, install the adminpak.msi
> tools and the GPMC, and you're good to go.
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Ace
>
> This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
> confers no rights.
>
> Ace Fekay, MCSE 2003 & 2000, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSE+I, MCT,
> MVP Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
> Microsoft Certified Trainer
>
> For urgent issues, you may want to contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please
> check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
>
> Infinite Diversities in Infinite Combinations
>
>

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Old 21-08-2008
Jim A.
 
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Re: Wireless network group policy...no WPA2

Nevermind my previous post, I understood what you meant. Download adminpack
and GPMC to my XP console. I did that, but still no WPA2 even on my XP
console which has WPA2 because I am connected to our WPA2 network right now.

"Ace Fekay [MVP Direcrtory Services]" wrote:

>
> "Jim A." <JimA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0A1EA3BA-E86A-4F59-8E09-1CEE8C4A6921@microsoft.com...
> > I'm running SBS 2003 SP2. Im trying to setup a wireless network group
> > policy, but we are running WPA2 and there is no WPA2 option in the group
> > policy.
> >
> > Is there an update or hotfix?

>
> Actually you need to create and deploy the policy from a wireless enabled
> laptop or workstation with the latest NIC drivers that has support for WPA2
> (such as the Intel Centrino:
> http://www.intel.com/support/wireles.../cs-010623.htm ), as well as
> the WPA2 update patch (WindowsXP-KB893357-v2-x86-ENU.exe). If you're an
> admin, you can logon to the workstation or laptop, install the adminpak.msi
> tools and the GPMC, and you're good to go.
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Ace
>
> This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
> confers no rights.
>
> Ace Fekay, MCSE 2003 & 2000, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSE+I, MCT,
> MVP Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
> Microsoft Certified Trainer
>
> For urgent issues, you may want to contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please
> check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
>
> Infinite Diversities in Infinite Combinations
>
>

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Old 22-08-2008
Ace Fekay [MVP Direcrtory Services]
 
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Re: Wireless network group policy...no WPA2


"Jim A." <JimA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:669F8C81-41BE-4815-A5F3-670F4725F678@microsoft.com...
> Nevermind my previous post, I understood what you meant. Download
> adminpack
> and GPMC to my XP console. I did that, but still no WPA2 even on my XP
> console which has WPA2 because I am connected to our WPA2 network right
> now.
>


The Schema must be extended to support it under AD. Sorry I didn't mention
that crucial step even with SP3!

Active Directory Schema Extensions for Windows Vista Wireless and Wired
Group Policy Enhancements
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727029.aspx

Config WPA2 in a GPO
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/...m/541002053831

The Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)/Wireless Provisioning Services
Information Element (WPS IE) update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 is
available
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357

Description of the Wireless Client Update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917021

Ace




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Old 22-08-2008
Jim A.
 
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Re: Wireless network group policy...no WPA2

Will that schema extension allow me to configure a WPA2 Wireless Network GPO
through GPMC on a XP SP3 machine?

Or do I NEED a Vista client in order to get the ability to setup a WPA2
config in the GP?

"Ace Fekay [MVP Direcrtory Services]" wrote:

>
> "Jim A." <JimA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:669F8C81-41BE-4815-A5F3-670F4725F678@microsoft.com...
> > Nevermind my previous post, I understood what you meant. Download
> > adminpack
> > and GPMC to my XP console. I did that, but still no WPA2 even on my XP
> > console which has WPA2 because I am connected to our WPA2 network right
> > now.
> >

>
> The Schema must be extended to support it under AD. Sorry I didn't mention
> that crucial step even with SP3!
>
> Active Directory Schema Extensions for Windows Vista Wireless and Wired
> Group Policy Enhancements
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727029.aspx
>
> Config WPA2 in a GPO
> http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/...m/541002053831
>
> The Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)/Wireless Provisioning Services
> Information Element (WPS IE) update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 is
> available
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357
>
> Description of the Wireless Client Update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917021
>
> Ace
>
>
>
>

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Old 22-08-2008
Ace Fekay [MVP Direcrtory Services]
 
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Re: Wireless network group policy...no WPA2


"Jim A." <JimA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3DCCCC80-345D-4E01-8C54-361974F4D46D@microsoft.com...
> Will that schema extension allow me to configure a WPA2 Wireless Network
> GPO
> through GPMC on a XP SP3 machine?
>
> Or do I NEED a Vista client in order to get the ability to setup a WPA2
> config in the GP?
>


I did it with an XP SP2 client. The Schema updates allows WPA2 no matter
what client. If you have a Vista client, compare the settings while viewing
a GPO with an XP client. I believe they will have the same options.

Ace

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