Active Directory Group Policy to pass wireless configuration to Mobile Devices and PDA's...
Posted on 2009-04-29
We have recently used an Active Directory Group Policy to push wireless settings to the laptops joined to our domain. The policies sets everything so that the laptops would auto-connect to the defined network. (Windows manages the Wireless Networks. The wireless card uses PEAP. Authentication Mode was User Authentication. Radius Server Authentication. Ect.)
Shortly after we rolled that out we were ask us to research how we could further this push wireless settings to the company PDA's. This is a much more complicate proposition.
Has anyone ever worked with trying to push wireless setting to PDAs with Group Policy?
The company PDAs included Windows Mobile Devices, Smart Phones, and iPhones. (HTC Tilt, HTC Wing, HTC Shadow, Samsung BlackJack, Apple iPhone).
None of the mobile devices/pda are on the domain. We do set them up to allow a push of the users emails from the Exchange server, which in turn creates an Exchange partnership. To protect the users messages, calendar and contacts we have an ActiveSync Policy configured so that it requires a device password.
Any insight would be appreciated.