How do I prevent a Domain PC from accessing a Specific wireless network

There are laptops located on a domain that are able to access a unsecured wireless network.  This wireless network is not secure nor is governed by a internet filter which is why users are connecting to this network.  The wireless network cannot be secure because of it being designed for outside users to connect to the internet without any hasel.  My questions cannot I create a Group Policy that would prevent users from connecting to a Specific Wireless Network.  Users are administrators of there machines and cannot be changed.
nateamAsked:
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PeteJThomasCommented:
In fact, this article explains it in detail. How to set it up etc. I believe it even talks about 'rogue wireless networks', which fits you pretty well.

http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid192_gci1318682_mem1,00.html

It's probably worth you having a good read of this, it's actually very interesting, and written by a reliable source (Brien M. Posey MVP)

HTH

Pete
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nasirshCommented:
Do you want to forbid laptop users or pc users to access the wireless network.
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nateamAuthor Commented:
I would like to create a GPO that would prevent the laptop or Desktop users from accessing this wireless network.  
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PeteJThomasCommented:
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nateamAuthor Commented:
I will check it out and let you know!  

Thanks!!
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nasirshCommented:
You can edit or add a group policy on the OU and edit the wireless settings or in the administrative templates you can edit it from there also.
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RandyReichertCommented:
Just a thought....

Do any of your laptop users travel? Keep this in mind so that they will be able to log onto wifi networks while on the road. Unless, of course, you don't want them to do that either.

Of course you could log into the unsecure network and secure it! :)
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PeteJThomasCommented:
RandyReichert makes a good point there though. I often get calls from directors at airports etc to get help connecting to the free networks there. You should consider this carefully... Perhaps keep certain people outside of the policies area of effect... :)

Let me know if the article explained enough, I thought it was a pretty comprehensive explanation myself!

Pete
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nateamAuthor Commented:
That worked for me.  I setup the GPO in the wireless security to Authenticate to the wireless with WPA and "tkip" encryption. This worked very well leaving other company wireless devices accessible.

Thanks!!  
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PeteJThomasCommented:
You're very welcome, I learnt a thing or two there myself! :)

Pete
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