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Access Active Directory-based wireless network policies

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To access Active Directory-based wireless network policies

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the domain or organizational unit for which you want to set Group Policy.


    • Active Directory Users and Computers [DomainControllerName.DomainName]/Domain/OrganizationalUnit/ChildOrganizationalUnit...

  3. Click Properties, and then click the Group Policy tab.

  4. Click Edit to open the Group Policy object that you want to edit. Or, click New to create a new Group Policy object, and then click Edit.

  5. In the Group Policy console tree, click Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies.


    • PolicyName [ComputerName] Policy/Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have permission to edit Group Policy objects (for information, see Related Topics). As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  • In Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies, you can add, edit, or remove wireless network policies, define preferred wireless networks, and define 802.1X authentication. For more information, see Related Topics.

  • You can define only one wireless network policy for a domain or an organizational unit. If a wireless network policy already exists, the option to create a new wireless network policy will not be available.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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