Add Wireless Networks to the Deny List

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

For many reasons, you might want to block managed wireless computers from connecting to other wireless networks that are within range of the organization’s wireless network. For example, an adjoining building might have a wireless AP broadcasting, which can be seen on your network wireless client computers running Windows Vista.

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

  1. Open the Windows Vista Wireless Policy.

  2. On the Network Permissions tab, click Add.

  3. On the New Permission Entry dialog box, configure the following:

    1. In Network Name (SSID) type the service set identifier (SSID) of a wireless network.

    2. In Network Type, select Infrastructure or Ad-hoc.

      noteNote
      If you are unsure whether the broadcasting network is an infrastructure or ad hoc network, you can configure a network permission entry for both types.

    3. In Permission, select Deny, and then click OK.

  4. On the Network Permissions tab, select Allow user to view denied networks, and then click OK.

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