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    Prevent Wireless Connection Configuration

    I have prevented access to network connection settings through group policy. However, when students log on to laptops they can double click the system tray, open up the wireless connection settings and change priority order for connections etc.

    Is there a way to prevent users accessing this through group policy or similar?

    We are Windows XP, Server 2003 using bog standard AD with no RM/Ranger type management tools.

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    Re: Prevent Wireless Connection Configuration

    1. Login to one of your w2k3 DCs locally (or via remote desktop).
    2. run the GPMC
    3. Make a new policy called 'Wireless Policy'
    4. Navigate down to Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security 5. Settings -> Wireless Networks.
    6. Right click and choose 'Create new Wireless Network Policy'
    7. Set it up how you want.
    8. Repeat steps 6&7 for each wireless net on your site.

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    Re: Prevent Wireless Connection Configuration

    Deny access to the system tray via GPO.
    Simple.

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    Will that GPO over write current wireless profiles already on the laptops?

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    Re: Prevent Wireless Connection Configuration

    By the way in gpo system tray is also known as "Notification area", why would M$ do that.. so annoying, its hard enough to find these policies so it doesnt need any help making it harder by changing the name.. just annoying...

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    Re: Prevent Wireless Connection Configuration

    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK
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    Will that GPO over write current wireless profiles already on the laptops?
    Depends how you set them up.

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    Re: Prevent Wireless Connection Configuration

    I don't know if I am missing something but can't you just take the tick out of "display in sys tray when connected" in network properties

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    Re: Prevent Wireless Connection Configuration

    That would ensure that its not in the system tray when connected but it will show up if its not connected or trying to connect... i think.

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