Trouble pushing an SSID out via Group Policy

I want to push out a group policy that deploys a wireless SSID.  I have followed this article: https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/HowTo/How-to-create-a-Wireless-Group-Policy-on-Windows-Server

I matched the settings using the Vista or higher version instead of the WinXP one because we have all Win7 machines.

But when I link the GPO to our domain.local and have it applied to the current machine I'm testing (security filtering), it doesn't get pushed out.  I have rebooted the laptop and forced a "gpupdate /force" to no avail.

When I check saved wireless networks on the laptop it doesn't have the network.

Server: Windows 2012
Client: Windows 7 Pro Laptop
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Tim PhillipsWindows Systems AdministratorAsked:
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merowingerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Start the Group Policy Management Console on your Server and run a Group Policy Result Wizard to get detailed Information about the policies and their Status on the Client
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Craig BeckConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try editing the Default Domain Policy instead of creating a new GPO and linking it, just to test.  I'd hope all machines are pulling at least the default :-)
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merowingerCommented:
No please do not customize the Default Domain Policy. It shouldn't be touched.
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Craig BeckCommented:
Of course, best practise is to leave the Default Domain Policy alone.  To test it's safe as long as you back up your GPOs and you don't go wild with it.

I've been doing it on some of the largest domains in the world for years.
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merowingerCommented:
Ok i just saw you're very familiar with a lot of themes :)
The question is can i help you? ;)
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Tim PhillipsWindows Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Going to use the Group Policy Result Wizard first to troubleshoot this afternoon and get back to you guys.
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Tim PhillipsWindows Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
It appears that the group policy "test" get's applied to the machine, but the wifi network doesn't show up.
Group Policy Result Wizard1"test" is there as available and i think it is appliedThe network does not show up on the client computer
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merowingerCommented:
Can you check the "Settings" Tab in the Group Policy result wizard?
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Tim PhillipsWindows Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I couldn't find a "settings" tab, but check this out.  The SSID still does not show up on the client computer but the policy shows it as applied here as well.
RSOP shows the SSID is deployed, but it is not...
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Craig BeckCommented:
If it is being configured on the client via GPO but you can't see it, I'd guess that the settings you're pushing don't match the wireless network's actual requirements, or you've configured the GPO to hide the settings.
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merowingerCommented:
Please check Eventvwr for warnings or Errors.
Also in Eventvwr under Applications and Service check out the WLAN-AutoConfig Logs
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Tim PhillipsWindows Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
craigbeck: How do I configure a GPO to hide the settings or check that?

merowinger: no obvious errors in App or Sys log

I added a folder create to the GPO and the folder was created on the client computer... so the GPO is definitely being applied, but the SSID won't show up.  Any other ideas?
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merowingerCommented:
Please again run the Group Policy Result Wizard and check the WLAN configurations in the Settings Tab
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_0vL9rwa06l4/TSJ2G7INqLI/AAAAAAAAAVk/t9KyJLMl1cM/domain_policy_settings_thumb%255B3%255D.png%3Fimgmax%3D800
Also check out the whole Thing for errors or something else
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Tim PhillipsWindows Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I was unable to figure out what the cause of the problem was, but found a work around.  I can create these wifi networks using scripts.

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/157492-create-wireless-network-connections-in-windows-7-via-script-or-gpo
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