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Hi

Currently all our Win7 (Staff laptops) are connected to old wireless network..
Now we have implemented new wireless network. The Wi-Fi Security profile for the new Wi-Fi network is WPA2-Personal with AES encryption.
All the staffs Laptops are in a Laptop OU. Now when users power on their laptop, I would like their laptop to connect to the new wireless network, disconnecting the old wireless network and we don't have radius server at the moment.
First I exported the wireless profile through netsh command:

Netsh Wlan Export Profile Name="MyStaff" key=clear

I then created the batch file (Newwireless.bat) with the following code. Under Laptop OU, I created a GPO-Computer Configuration-Windows settings- Scripts- Startup and added this Newwireless.bat
@echo off

IF EXIST "c:\Wireless.txt" GOTO :END

netsh wlan add profile filename="\\DC-01\NETLOGON\MyStaff.xml" user=all

echo >>"c:\Wireless.txt"

:END

EXIT

When the staff Laptops are powered on,  it  is not disconnecting the old Wi-Fi network and connecting to the new Wi-Fi.
Please let me know if I am doing any mistake on the script and please me know if there is a way of achieving this through scripting
Any help much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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I'm not sure there's a way in GPO to remove the old network. However, there is a way to create a new connection and have the device automatically connect under

Computer Configuration > Policies > Security Settings > Wireless Network (802.11) Policies

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg266419.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
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Do a netsh wlan delete profile filename=... after you have added the new one.
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It must connect to the new WiFi and delete the old WiFi. But it is not even connecting to the new WiFi.
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Is the computer able to get to the server path if no wireless connection?

Did you double check the XML file for correct credentials?
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The computer is able to get the server path details and also the XML has the correct details.
If i copy the file to the desktop and run from there, will that work before i copy it to the GPO.
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I would certainly try importing from a local file instead of server
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Ok will copy this file to the laptop and run the batch file and post the results.
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Thanks for the update.
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