Windows XP/Vista 802.1x wireless prelogon supplicant
Posted on 2008-10-06
I am a Cisco wireless engineer and deal with enterprise roll outs of Cisco wireless networks. Lately, I have been working with schools that allow students to login to a laptop (not their own, just a community machine). This laptop does not have a wired network connection but still needs to authenticate the user to the Active Directory domain. I have used Intel Proset and the Dell Wireless Utility for wireless domain pre logon authentication using Cisco ACS, MS IAS, and Free Radius with success. I am trying now to use the Broadcom Wireless Utility and heard that Proxim also supports such requirements.
I have also heard that this is built into Vista when you have a Windows 2008 Active Directory. I have tried to get this working but haven't been successful in a lab environment.
To date, what are the experts doing in this space for Windows domain wireless pre logon? I do not need any configuration assistance, my intent was more of any open conversation about industry best practices.