disabling wifi card on PCs via GP

I have windows 7 computers with wifi cards in them and I need to disable all of them via GP.
I've googled this, but nothing comes up that is the solution.

Anyone has thoughts on this?

The users keep on getting annoying popups asking for more information, so they can log in to the wifi network, but
they don't need to use the wifi network.
DanNetwork EngineerAsked:
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Scott ThomsonCommented:
As far as i know there is no GP that will work with this. But you can do a few things

Disable specific SSID's

Or using a script

Depending on your hardware there are also some vendors like dell who allow mass auditing of wireless configs that could accomplish this. But we would need more info for that.

You can do it via a login script or powershell even
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
McKnife, that sounds like it would work but the problem is, the NICs are going to be different on the different computers, so how do I know which device to select?
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Well... that feature is of course most useful in homogeneous environments, all boxes with the same hardware...
In your case it would mean some work to get all IDs, but why not? You could use devcon.exe in a startscript and extract all IDs of the WLAN device class.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I tried this and it worked.
Using GP, computer config -> Policies -> windows settings -> security settings -> system services
I disabled the WLAN AutoConfig service

This did the trick on 3 of the machines, so I'll have to have the users do a gpupdate /force or just wait 24 hours or whatever the time is when GP refreshes and my issue is solved.

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As you can read here http://www.home-network-help.com/wlan-autoconfig-service.html this does not prevent users from using other methods to connect to WLANs - therefore, this is no solution.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
McKnife, I wasn't trying to prevent them from connecting to the wifi, I was merely just trying to figure a way to remove the annoying ballon popup.  I know how to remove the ballon popup for all notifications, but I didn't want to do that as I only wanted to stop the wifi message.
I see :)
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys for your help!!!!!!!!!!
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