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    Setting WiFi settings by GPO - Ruckus, XPSP3 and 2003R2

    As some have noted, sysprep removes wireless keys so one of the final parts of our laptop reimaging procedure is to put the key back in. Also, I'd like to be able to centrally change the key if it's discovered... so how do you do it?

    Ruckus allows me to create multiple SSIDs, each with different encryption methods if I want to, so running "old" and "new" SSIDs and keys isn't an issue whatsoever, in fact as usual Ruckus is not the problem.

    In creating the GPO, however, things are less straightforward: I've found the bit where you create a new wireless network policy, but can't see anywhere to put the key, that and the WPA settings don't match up with anything in Ruckus

    Can someone give me a nudge in the right direction?

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    i think to do wireless via gpo you need to go down the radius route

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    Could you run regshot on a workstation to find out where in the registry the key is stored ... export the key and ship it out using regedit.exe /s in a gpo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    i think to do wireless via gpo you need to go down the radius route
    Ugh, I'd rather not (for no better reason than I've never used it and it would need setting up from scratch)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BatchFile View Post
    Ugh, I'd rather not (for no better reason than I've never used it and it would need setting up from scratch)
    thats pretty much my thoughts but i want to learn it its just finding time/inclination/equipment etc as it should be a better way to go

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    Hmm... looking like RADIUS might be the only way, and tbh I'll have to have a think about if it's worth it

    Quote Originally Posted by Brpilot99 View Post
    Could you run regshot on a workstation to find out where in the registry the key is stored ... export the key and ship it out using regedit.exe /s in a gpo?
    Tried this - At least 80 keys are created / modified / deleted when you connect to a wireless network, and the (WPA) key's nowhere in sight probably encrypted somewhere in the registry-puke that regshot threw out (neat little utility though I must say )

    This looked promising till I got to this bit:
    The enhanced wireless and wired settings are automatically downloaded to computers running Windows Vista as part of Computer Configuration Group Policy settings. Computers running Windows XP prior to Service Pack 3 or Windows Server 2003 will ignore the enhanced wireless and wired settings. Computers running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 support the enhanced wired settings.
    The wireless bit doesn't work on XPSP3

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    Computers running Windows XP prior to Service Pack 3
    i read that as saying sp3 ok sp2/1/0 wont do owt

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    Computers running Windows XP prior to Service Pack 3 or Windows Server 2003 will ignore the enhanced wireless and wired settings. Computers running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 support the enhanced wired settings.
    Doesn't it mean Vista upwards supports wired and wireless, XPSP3 supports wired (only), XPSP2 downwards supports nothing?

    Can anyone clear this up before I put the 2008R2 Schema on my servers to find out?
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    XP SP3 works fine... (I do it here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pantscat View Post
    XP SP3 works fine... (I do it here).
    In that case I'll give it a go when I get a minute

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    Just remembered - I did have to use a Windows 7/ 2008 GPO to push the settings out.

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