Laptop Wireless setup through GPO
Today I tried to configure wireless settings of a laptop through GPO. I could not find a dialogue box where I could put the actual key. I tried as follows:
Computer Configurations -->Windows Settings -->Security Settings -->Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies-->Right Click Create Wireless Network Policy .
On the properties of the new policy there are only two tabs: General and Preferref Network.
On the preferred network tab I can add a network. I added a network with SSID. In the wireless network key section the options are:
Network authentication - Open/Shared/WPA/WPA-PSK
Data Encription: WEP/TKIP/AES
The key is provided automatically.
I do not see an option where I can put the actual key. It only mentions the method but nothing about key itself.
If anybody has done this before please let me know.
This is the simplest and best solution
Originally Posted by k-strider
Many thanks for directing me towards this solution. It is the simplest and best solution. The key=clear word must be specified while exporting the profile. Works like magic. I have done as follows:
netsh wlan export profile name="MyProfileName" folder=c:\Temp interface="Wireless Network Connection" key=clear
Then imported the profile in another laptop as follws:
netsh wlan add profile filename="location of xml file" interface="Wireless Network Connection" user=all
It works fine. Does not ask for a key. key=clear must be mentioned during export otherwise it asks for a key after importing.
I have put the file on the server. From there it works as well.