Wireless laptops and Group Policy

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Daniel, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    I have Win2k Pro laptops connecting to Win 2k3 server via a Netgear WG302
    wireless access point. When the users logon they are not getting the Group
    Policies applied and batch files are not executing. If I connect the wired
    they all works ok. Can anyone tell me why and how to fix?
    Daniel, Feb 21, 2005
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  2. There was recently a long discussion about such in the
    win2000.public.networking newsgroup if you want to check the posts there and
    also you may want to post in the Microsoft.public.networking.wireless. What
    more than likely is happening is that users are being logged on with cached
    credentials and then when the network becomes available they are then being
    authenticated to the domain, but too late to have initial logon Group Policy
    applied to them and of course that is the only time that logon/startup
    scripts will be applied. You could try to disable logging on with cached
    credentials to see if that makes a difference [try one computer for a test]
    .. That can be done in the appropriate security policy such as at the
    domain/OU/local level. For example for Local Security Policy go to security
    settings/local policies/security options and for the option number of
    previous logons to cache - set to zero. However if it takes too long for the
    wireless network to respond the user may get a message that they can not
    logon because a domain controller can not be contacted. --- Steve
    Steven L Umbach, Feb 21, 2005
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  3. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    I now get a message saying the domain is not available, when trying to logon??

    Daniel, Feb 21, 2005
  4. If you disabled domain cached logons and now get that error, then your
    wireless network is not being enabled in time for a domain logon. Your
    option would be to go back and allow cached domain logons, though you still
    would not receive initial logon Group Policy. The users in the
    Microsoft.public.networking.wireless newsgroup may have more words of wisdom
    on this subject. --- Steve

    Steven L Umbach, Feb 21, 2005
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