Changing network adapter preferences via GPO on Win7

Posted on 2012-09-20
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Last Modified: 2013-09-04

In our corporate enviroment we're just about to rollout a corporate wireless  network which will sit alongside our wired network. Unfortunately our laptops seem to have the wireless card higher in the preferance list locally. How can I change this via a GPO ? I know how to do this locally already.

Many Thanks

P.S How can I rollout a wireless config to XP via GPO as well, I've done this for Win7 via GPO already.
Question by:meirionwyllt
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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This is the metric of the adapter and windows 7 should set it automatically based on connection speed. When I've had issues with this, I just set it manually. Network adapter-> properties->tcp/ipv4->advanced
I set the wired to 10 and the wireless to 20 and all is well.

Author Comment

ID: 38418189
Thanks, I didn't know it was automatically set dependant on the connection speed, very handy. However, I really need to set this globally via GPO (or other methods) for all our Laptops. Any way of doing this without having to do them individually.

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Aaron Tomosky earned 2000 total points
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It's an ipv4 setting for each adapter. Gotta be a way in goo in just not sure what it is. Windows knows which adapter is wired and which is wireless so it shouldn't be too hard.
Found this with a quick search

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ID: 38418856
Many thanks, ill give it a go tomorrow and post result

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