Updated: January 7, 2009
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
Wireless service is a set of technologies that configure the settings that are necessary to enable Windows-based clients to detect and establish connections to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 wireless networks by using wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) connections.
The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:
Wireless configuration is typically accomplished using Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies and the WLAN AutoConfig service.
All Wireless Network Connection settings that are configured by using the WLAN AutoConfig service (wlansvc), and then additionally configured by using either Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies or scripts that employ Netsh WLAN commands, apply to all Local Area Connections on the computer.
The Wireless Network Interface connects a computer to the wireless network media over which transmissions are sent and received. A Wireless Network Interface is the combination of the physical components of a wireless network adapter and the logical component of the Wireless Network Connection associated with that adapter. It is the entity to which the wireless connectivity and security settings apply.