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Prevent Users from changing to other wireless networks

Posted on 2008-10-19
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I am looking for a solution that will prevent users from changing wireless networks in laptops that run Windows Vista Home Premium.  The laptops themselves are not changing location... they are connected to the internet through a wireless router that has content filtering and access restrictions.  The issue is that there are at least 3 wireless networks in range that they can connect to and bypass the designated router.

I know that there is a way to do do this through extensions in group policy, however group policy is not accesible in Home premium.
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This is not possible with Home Premium. You must have a DC with the policies set and either Vista Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise.
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Right, I understand that either a Domain Controller needs to be present with active directory or edit the local group policy on the computer running Vista Business, Ultimate, or enterprise to make it do what I want.

However, I'm running windows Home premium, no active directory, no DC... but I still want to prevent users from changing wireless networks.

In the post I was commenting that I knew that it could be done through group policy, but I know that it is not accessible in Home premium and therefore I am looking for an alternative.
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I just did a bit of poking around and as far as I can tell this cannot be done without GP...
Cheers!
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