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    Given: a domain, residing on three DCs running Windows 2000 Server each, and the clients are all running Windows XP Pro SP2.

    We have a wireless network, and I would like to know if there is any way we can make the wireless settings on the client laptops via GPO. I know in Windows 2003 Server there is an option, but I was hoping that maybe there is a way to do this with our current setup.

    We are using now Intel ProSet and Dell Wireless Utility, but if this works, I would like to unify it and use only the Windows XP native wireless configuration utility.

    Thank you for your help.

  • #2
    Re: Wireless settings configuration

    Looks a definite possibility:

    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Wireless settings configuration

      I already asked papa Google for advice, but all those links go to the "Windows 2003 Server + Windows XP Pro as clients" combination.

      I need a solution for Windows 2000 Server + Windows XP Pro as clients.


      • #4
        Re: Wireless settings configuration

        I'm not sure if you've read this.

        It states that wireless capabilities via GPO is only achievable by using Server 2003.

        Q: Can I use wireless GP on Windows 2000 systems, or is it limited to XP and 2003?

        A: Wireless group policy is available for XP SP1 clients and w2k3 servers only. At least 1 w2k3 server is required in the domain, but all domain controllers need not be w2k3.
        You may also want to have a read at this


        • #5
          Re: Wireless settings configuration

          The thing is, with Longhorn Server on the way I can hardly think now to upgrade my domain controllers to Win2003, so I was looking for a way to do this with Win 2000 Server controllers.

          Thank you guys, helpful as always


          • #6
            Re: Wireless settings configuration

            Reading the docs i linked to states that you need to have the AD schema extensions for it to work properly.

            The only way i can think of doing is to update the schema to Server 2003 and copy the .adm files from a 2003 server.

            I cannot guarantee this will work though.


            • #7
              Re: Wireless settings configuration

              I saw that, and now I am replicating my real environment in virtual vmware space; I'll let you know what the results are.