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  • Hi,

     

    I have deployed a customised image of Windows 10.0.10586 using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to a Dell Latitude E7450, and it is now showing that the "Wi-Fi Driver" does not support "Wireless Display".

     

    Display Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500

    Wireless Adapter: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

     

    I've installed the latest version of the driver from Dell's web site, Network_Driver_PX32H_WN32_18.40.0.9_A19, and that hasn't changed anything.

     

    I've grabbed a second Dell Latitude E7450 and performed a clean install of Windows 10.0.10586, and straight away that show's that it does support Wireless Display, even with the default wireless driver. I've then updated the driver as above and it continues to report as supported.

     

    As part of my troubleshooting, I've removed the Graphics and Network drivers with the delete driver option ticked, which hasn't resolved the issue.

     

    The only difference I've seen so far is the on the machine where wireless display is not working the "Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter" is showing in device manager as "Not Connected (Code 45)".

     

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    netsh wlan sho d output below:

     

    ----- Custom W10 Image -----

    Interface name: Wi-Fi

     

        Driver                    : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

        Vendor                    : Intel Corporation

        Provider                  : Intel

        Date                      : 25/02/2016

        Version                   : 18.40.0.9

        INF file                  : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem152.inf

        Files                     : 2 total

                                    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\Netwtw04.sys

                                    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\Netwfw04.dat

        Type                      : Native Wi-Fi Driver

        Radio types supported     : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11a 802.11ac

        FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes

        802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes

        Hosted network supported  : No

        Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:

                                    Open            None

                                    Open            WEP-40bit

                                    Open            WEP-104bit

                                    Open            WEP

                                    WPA-Enterprise  TKIP

                                    WPA-Enterprise  CCMP

                                    WPA-Personal    TKIP

                                    WPA-Personal    CCMP

                                    WPA2-Enterprise TKIP

                                    WPA2-Enterprise CCMP

                                    WPA2-Personal   TKIP

                                    WPA2-Personal   CCMP

                                    Open            Vendor defined

                                    Vendor defined  Vendor defined

        IHV service present       : Yes

        IHV adapter OUI           : [00 80 86], type: [00]

        IHV extensibility DLL path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\IWMSSvc.dll

        IHV UI extensibility ClSID: {1bf6cb2d-2ae0-4879-a7aa-a75834fbd0e3}

        IHV diagnostics CLSID     : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

        Wireless Display Supported: No (Graphics Driver: Yes, Wi-Fi Driver: No)

     

     

     

    ----- Clean W10 Image -----

    Interface name: Wi-Fi

     

     

        Driver                    : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

        Vendor                    : Intel Corporation

        Provider                  : Intel

        Date                      : 25/02/2016

        Version                   : 18.40.0.9

        INF file                  : C:\Windows\INF\oem23.inf

        Files                     : 2 total

                                    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Netwtw04.sys

                                    C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Netwfw04.dat

        Type                      : Native Wi-Fi Driver

        Radio types supported     : 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11a 802.11ac

        FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes

        802.11w Management Frame Protection supported : Yes

        Hosted network supported  : No

        Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:

                                    Open            None

                                    Open            WEP-40bit

                                    Open            WEP-104bit

                                    Open            WEP

                                    WPA-Enterprise  TKIP

                                    WPA-Enterprise  CCMP

                                    WPA-Personal    TKIP

                                    WPA-Personal    CCMP

                                    WPA2-Enterprise TKIP

                                    WPA2-Enterprise CCMP

                                    WPA2-Personal   TKIP

                                    WPA2-Personal   CCMP

                                    Open            Vendor defined

                                    Vendor defined  Vendor defined

        IHV service present       : Yes

        IHV adapter OUI           : [00 80 86], type: [00]

        IHV extensibility DLL path: C:\Windows\System32\IWMSSvc.dll

        IHV UI extensibility ClSID: {1bf6cb2d-2ae0-4879-a7aa-a75834fbd0e3}

        IHV diagnostics CLSID     : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

        Wireless Display Supported: Yes (Graphics Driver: Yes, Wi-Fi Driver: Yes)

     

    What am I missing, why isn't the custom image supporting Wireless Display??? 

    During my testing of removing drivers, the Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter device has been removed altogether, how can i re-add this device?

    Friday, June 17, 2016 2:30 AM

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  • Hi,

    Make sure you also installed WiDi utility:

    File Name: Network_Utility_16R05_WN32_6.0.40.0_A00.EXE
    Importance: Recommended
    Description: Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® (121.84 MB)
    Release Date: 29 Jul 2015
    Version: 6.0.40.0 ,A00
    Last Updated: 16 Oct 2015


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    Monday, June 20, 2016 8:15 AM
  • Turns out it was a policy setting.

    Computer Configuration > Policies >  Windows Settings >Security Settings > Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies

    "The policy we were using to configure our wireless for our production network was an "XP" policy.  I recreated the connection policy as a "Policy for Windows Vista and Later Releases". 

    The setting to pay attention to is on the "Network Permissions" tab: "Don't allow Wi-Fi Direct groups".  selecting that option prevents the machine from connecting to Wi-Fi Direct devices such as the Miracast."

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/8a1060b2-2e79-49b4-bcca-76c15a639513/miracast-broke-after-connecting-to-domain?forum=w8itprogeneral

    • Marked as answer by -Johno- Tuesday, July 5, 2016 3:06 AM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 3:05 AM
  • I have this same issue, and every article I can find suggests this was the issue and I did have an XP policy, but after converting it to a Vista or later policy and changing the "don't allow Wi-Fi direct groups" to not be set I still have the same issue.  It appears that the group policy isn't blocking computers from using Wi-Fi direct anymore, but it didn't allow Wi-Fi direct on computers that had the old group policy applied at one time.

    For example, I can disjoin a computer from our domain and it will start working, but if I add it back to the domain it will continue working! In other words the group policy isn't breaking this feature for computers anymore, but it also isn't fixing computers that were previously broken...

    Anyone know what regkey or how to force the setting to "allow" rather than "not deny"?

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:28 PM