Laptop Devices | Authentication issue with ADS

Hello -

We have about 10 laptops that are part of a Windows Domain. Users need to use their AD credentials to log into the device.

The laptop usually use s wireless connection due to limited physical network connections. Here is the problem, if a user is out for a while and their cached AD credentials expired they are not able to login to the network since the wifi doesn't seem to connect until the user is logged in. So unless I'll find a physical connection for them they are not able to use the laptop.

Any ideas what I can do about this? I want to keep the devices on the domain. And explaining how to login as a local user just give me some really nasty looks..

What do other companies do? Any best practices for mobile workers?

Thank you,

Martin
Martin GerlachConsultantAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
There wireless disconnects when the machine is locked? I would be taking a look at how the power settings are confiugred on the adapter. You can also use Group Policy to contol the as well.

Will.
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Martin GerlachConsultantAuthor Commented:
No. Doesn't disconnect when it's locked. It doesn't connect when turning it on or rebooting it. And if the AD credentials expired or a new user tries to logon it won't work unless you use a local user which we don't want to use.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
What wireless encryption are you using? If you use WPA(2)-Enterprise, make sure you machine accounts are allowed on the RADIUS server. Then the machine can join the wireless network via its machine account before user logon.
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compdigit44Commented:
How are you controlling wireless NPS? What GP do you have in place to control wireless settings?
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Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Check under your wireless connection properties. 'Connections Tab' if "Connect automatically when this network is in range" is enabled/Selected..

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