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Open Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies for Editing

Published: September 1, 2010

Updated: October 4, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

You can use this procedure to open activated Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies for editing. If a policy was previously activated, you do not need to perform this step.

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. On your Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller, if Group Policy Management Editor is not already open, do the following: click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management. The Group Policy Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in opens.

  2. In the left pane, double-click your forest. For example, double-click Forest: example.com.

  3. In the left pane, double-click Domains, and then double-click the domain in which you want to manage a Group Policy object. For example, double-click example.com.

  4. Right-click the Group Policy object you want to manage, and then click Edit. For example, right-click Default Domain Policy, and then click Edit. The Group Policy Management Editor opens.

    noteNote
    The Group Policy object that you select must be the same object that you specified when you activated the Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies.

  5. In Group Policy Management Editor, in the right pane, if it is not already expanded, double-click Computer Configuration, double-click Policies, double-click Windows Settings, double-click Security Settings, and then select Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies.

  6. In the details pane: right-click either New Wireless Network Policy or New XP Wireless Network Policy, and then click Properties. The properties dialog box for the policy you selected opens.

    1. To open the Windows Vista policy, right-click New Wireless Network Policy, and then click Properties. The New Wireless Network Policy Properties dialog opens.

    2. To open the Windows XP policy, right click New XP Wireless Network Policy, and then click Properties. The New XP Wireless Network Policy Properties opens.

    noteNote
    Wireless network policies are not necessarily listed as New Wireless Network Policy or New XP Wireless Network Policy in the details pane of the Group Policy Management Editor. If the default policy name was previously changed from to another name, the name change is reflected in the Group Policy Management Editor details pane, but with the Type specified as either Vista or XP.

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