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    Exclamation Software deployment to Wireless clients

    Im trying to find out how people are deploying software to wireless clients via GPO
    Im finding that the wireless does not initiate quickly enough so the policy doesnt get processe!

    I have put enable the 'Wait for network' group policy but doesnt seem to have made a difference!
    Is there anything else i could do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by owen1978 View Post
    Im trying to find out how people are deploying software to wireless clients via GPO
    Im finding that the wireless does not initiate quickly enough so the policy doesnt get processe!

    I have put enable the 'Wait for network' group policy but doesnt seem to have made a difference!
    Is there anything else i could do?
    You could script it or use something like Prism but in all honesty I would deploy any software for wireless clients during holiday / half term time.
    Some apps I can get running off the network, some I will install via GPO if they are under 50 to 70 meg. Others I explain will be done during a holiday period as having 24 laptops all installing say Office via a GPO wirelessly is not a good idea !! [ Even on a managed wireless network ]

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    I've noticed recently that laptops with Intel wifi chipsets seem to apply GPOs over wireless, whilst Atheros-based ones do not.

    I prefer to wire my laptops when deploying software for the obvious speed benefit.

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    Wired is obviously better for speed and indeed saving the network from going , as already pointed out, but Wireless generally seems to work ok in my schools.

    I think it is down to the chipsets, but having said that, I have a few machines that run using a USB WiFi key and they seems to work ok too.

    I take it you have correctly set up the GPO with the right scope and all that jazz (simple things, but it's what made my wireless not deploy at first and now it works fine).

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    Yeh the setup is fine, wired clients are recieving software just fine
    Is there anyway to put in a pause whilst its initializing so it connects to the access point before
    the computer settings are appied?

    Most of the apps i install are normally below 20Mb

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    You say you've enabled the Wait For Network policy, have you updated the Group Policy Settings on the Wireless Machines as likelihood is that if they're not getting the Software Installs, then they won't be getting the GPO Updates too. Try, on one of your machines, running "gpupdate /force /boot" (either from Start Menu > Run or CMD) and see if the machine then does what you want.

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    Have a look at this thread

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/networ...tml#post255565

    Hope it helps

    Chilbs

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "GpNetworkStartTimeoutPolicyValue"=dword:0000003c
    i run that on wireless pcs that need software deployed over wifi (infact being honest i run it on every image ive created recently) basically it makes it wait a bit longer before deciding theres no network

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    So some of you are managing your laptops with GPOs then?

    I imaged our last lot but i'm thinking about managing software via GPO over wireless on our next lot, we're getting some Rukus kit in as it seems pretty good so far.



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