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Push GPO setup SSID to Wireless Tablets

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  • We have a few labs using the Sam Sung Tablets with Windows 8.1 Enterprise.  The units attach okay to the Domain and we have touched each unit setting the WiFi SSID and Pass codes to the preferred Districts Wlan for Labs.

    Recently we came across a situation where the Users were attaching the devices to the Guest Account, and back to the preferred Wlan, and again and again.  We setup GPO to push the preferred SSID-Wlan to the Lab OU.  However since the Tablets have no hard wire Cat 5/6 connection ports, we are unable to get the GPO installed.  Even if we set the Wlan to the IT Admin Wlan, the GPO never gets installed.

    We have researched the Internet to no real avail.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Thursday, February 05, 2015 1:44 AM

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  • Hi,

    >>What we would like to do is to set the Wireless Wlan to Student only and disable all the other Wlans within our network. 

    Based on the description, we can choose to manually connect our tablets to the Student Wlan if we don't have too many tablets, and we can use group policy to blacklist all the wireless networks that we don't want.

    Regarding how to use Group Policy to black list wireless networks, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    How to use Group Policy to black/white list wireless networks in Vista & Windows 7

    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/03/how-to-use-group-policy-to-blackwhite-list-wireless-networks-in-vista-windows-7/

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


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    • Marked as answer by CFSD6 Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:50 PM
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:09 AM
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  • Hi,

    >>Recently we came across a situation where the Users were attaching the devices to the Guest Account, and back to the preferred Wlan, and again and again.

    I am not sure if you have considered about this, but we can try to disable Guest Accounts for these tablets. We can use the following policy setting to do this:

    Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\Accounts: Guest account status

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


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    Friday, February 06, 2015 6:18 AM
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  • Hi,

    How is it going? If you need further discussions regarding the situation, please don't hesitate to let us know.

    Best regards,

    Frank Shen


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    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:22 AM
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  • Frank - I haven't this yet, but will today.  I will keep you posted.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:30 PM
  • Frank - I apologize for not including the proper information. 

    The Guest Account I refereed to is a Wireless SSID Wlan on our wireless network.  The tablets are suppose to stay attached to the Student Wlan, but the Students have figured out how to change Wirelsss Networks and change to the Guest Wifi Wlan as well as other unknown SSID's.  Even if we touch each Tablet and make the Student as the default, they still change the settings on us. 

    What we would like to do is to set the Wireless Wlan to Student only and disable all the other Wlans within our network.  We have tried with GPO and it works on our Mobile Laptops (Windows 7E), but these tablets, (Windows 8.1E), and have no hard wire ports and are Wireless only.  And no matter what we do even with the Tablet on the Admin Wlan, the GPO never sets the Tablet to Student and disables all the others.

    Thank you.

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:41 PM
  • Hi,

    >>What we would like to do is to set the Wireless Wlan to Student only and disable all the other Wlans within our network. 

    Based on the description, we can choose to manually connect our tablets to the Student Wlan if we don't have too many tablets, and we can use group policy to blacklist all the wireless networks that we don't want.

    Regarding how to use Group Policy to black list wireless networks, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    How to use Group Policy to black/white list wireless networks in Vista & Windows 7

    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/03/how-to-use-group-policy-to-blackwhite-list-wireless-networks-in-vista-windows-7/

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


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    • Marked as answer by CFSD6 Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:50 PM
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:09 AM
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