Define WPA-PSK using Group Policy

Posted on 2012-08-31
Last Modified: 2012-08-31
I have a wireless network and an Active Directory Domain; i need to define the network key using group policy to roll it out to clients. However i cannot find a way of defining the PSK using Group Policy. I am aware that i could use WPA Enterprise, but this is not an option as the Printers do not support WPA enterprise.

Any help is greatly appreciated
Question by:kieran_stoney
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    You can try netsh to export the wireless profile from a connected computer, then import using a logon script.

    To list the profiles use:

    netsh wlan show profiles

    Then export using the name

    netsh wlan export profile name=”your wireless network” folder=.
    (folder=. export to the current folder in your cmd prompt)

    You can configure a logon script to perform the following

    netsh wlan add profile filename="some_network_drive:\wifi-profile.xml
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    or if your wireless AP supports multiple SSIDS, you can put the printers on a WPA-PSK SSID, and your computers on the WPA enterprise one

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