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Group Policy scripts with WPA2 WiFi are not launched

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We setup a WiFi network with WPA2.  It uses User certificates, so wireless kicks in only after username/password have been entered.  The problem is that with this scenario a laptop thinks it is not on the network when it begins a login process, so AD's drive mapping, as well as Group Policy login scripts are not launched.

Is there a workaround for this?  Can user certificate be authenticated before the login process kicks in?

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by:mikey1h
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If your users are in need of these resources, an quick and easy fix would be to create a batch file on the all users desktop that calls for the script from a share on the server.   after they login and establish connectivity, they double click the batch file and scripts will execute as written
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by:dj_relentless
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Can you not make them machine certificates? or are they shared computers.
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OK, a MS TechNet article available for download here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527055.aspx answers my question.  Chapter 6, page 151 is where it starts to get interesting.

The key here is to setup a Group Policy that is configured for WPA2 with re-authentication.  Re-authentication uses a computer certificate when nobody is logged in, then switches to computer/user certificates when somebody is trying to login.

It's important to note that only Vista or Windows Server 2008 will let you configure a group policy for WPA2.  I also couldn't configure re-authentication on a single computer, without getting group policy involved.
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