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Windows 7 Wirelessly Logging into Server 2008 Domain

Over the summer we have upgraded our network to use all Server 2008 R2 servers running on multiple physicals machines using VMware ESXi. Also, all of the workstations have been upgraded from XP to Windows 7.

However, along with that we have some problems that keep appearing. One of which is the fact that we cannot get our netbooks, which are strictly used with our wireless, to login to the domain consistently. They will just hang at the welcome screen after logging in for 10+ minutes. The funny thing is, this only seems to happen some of the time. But, once logged in we always seem to get the temporary profile issue.

I've checked our wireless speeds and it all looks good. We are using a Ruckus system.

 We thought we had found a fix which basically adds a registry fix so that wireless will connect during startup using GP. But we are still getting grief from this.

I'm at a loss as to what to try next for this.
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Have you logged in via wired first to confirm all GPOs, software etc have been applied?
Ruckus is superb so I doubt that that would be any issue.


We have connected all the netbooks wired and logged into the domain and then did a gpupdate /force in cmd prompt, which applied successfully. I checked one of the netbooks to confirm the key had been added to the registry.

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/2047 is the fix that I am talking about.
Are your netbooks waiting for the network before allowing logon

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon


It wasn't configured so I enabled it. I will test and let you know how it goes.


Sorry for the delayed response, things have been hectic. It turns out enabling Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon in Group Policy works, but I'm still seeing the temporary profile issue with some accounts.

My Test account works fine, I can login, make some changes and then logoff and the changes show fine when logging into a difference netbook. However, if I use a different account I get the temporary profile. They are hosted in the same file share and permissions are setup the exact same way, I'm at a loss at what is wrong.
That does sound like a permissions issue. What do the event logs say?

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