We need our Windows 8.1 client computers to logon to the wireless system prior to user authentication. They now logon to the wireless with no issue after the user logs in.
This could be accomplished by creating a Wireless Network Policies GPO and pushing it to the wireless clients.
We use WPA2 enterprise, and EAP-TTLS but our servers are server 2008R2.
EAP-TTLS was added as a choice to Wireless Network Policies in GPOs in Server 2012, so it is not a choice when we create a GPO on our server.
1. Is there a way to add the EAP configuration options from Server 2012 to a Server 2008R2?
2. Is there some other, less fancy way of getting a windows 8 machines to authenticate to the wireless prior to user login? I read that adding the following registry entry involving netsh to
\Run would work
%comspec% /c netsh wlan connect name=profile_name
The netsh command does connect to the network when run from the command line, but does nothing when placed like this in the registry. (not for windows 8.1)
Anyone dealt with this?