Windows 8.1 Pro and Group Policy for Wi-Fi


We have a GPO setup (vista and later releases) that we are using for our windows 7 machines.

I'm assuming this should work on window 8.1?  Am I missing something?

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Michael MachieIT SupervisorCommented:
The GPO needs to be linked to an OU
The Win8.1 machine needs to be a domain member machine
The WIn8.1 device will need to be moved to the OU with the Wireless GPO linked to it
You are good to go after Group Policy updates on the Win8.1 machine.

You can make sure it updates, without waiting for the Server to perform its own cycle, by connecting an ethernet cable, opening a command prompt, and type 'gpupdate /force', then hit 'Enter'. This will force the group policies from the OU the device is in to apply to the Win8.1 device. It should end with a message that Group Policy was updated successfully. If you do not receive that message, the GPO was not applied to this device.

To confirm which GPOs are linked to this device, in the command prompt, type:
gpresult /r
This will display a result in the DOS-shell listing which policies are applied to it. Your wi-fi GPO should be listed.

Does that answer your question or are you experiencing different results?

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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
it would appear a gpupdate /force fixed it!
Michael MachieIT SupervisorCommented:
Fantastic :)
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