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Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158882] Mon, 20 July 2009 15:29 Go to next message
Charles  is currently offline Charles
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Hi:

I'm lookikng to create wireless settings on the workstations in our domain.
WPA2 is not supported currently to setup in AD using 2003. The
workaround is to use a Vista machine to create the policy so that WPA2
will be an option. Our management does not want to do it that way.

Where are the registry settings on XP boxes so that I can set it on one
machine and then just export the settings in a .reg file. Then I will
create a GPO that will run on users machine when they logon (executing this
..reg file).

Thanks much,
Charles
Re: Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158889 is a reply to message #158882] Mon, 20 July 2009 16:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"Charles" <Charles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D131CBBD-F685-465A-B744-662809189A9F@microsoft.com...
> Hi:
>
> I'm lookikng to create wireless settings on the workstations in our domain.
> WPA2 is not supported currently to setup in AD using 2003. The
> workaround is to use a Vista machine to create the policy so that WPA2
> will be an option. Our management does not want to do it that way.
>
> Where are the registry settings on XP boxes so that I can set it on one
> machine and then just export the settings in a .reg file. Then I will
> create a GPO that will run on users machine when they logon (executing this
> .reg file).
>
> Thanks much,
> Charles


Honeslty it would be alot easier to set it up with a Vista box. Put it online, join it to the domain, set the settings, and you're done, then disjoin it, if that's what management is worred about.

Otherwise, the following articles should help, but reading around in other links when I searched on this for you, it seems some folks had problems with the reg setting due to the interface differences on various machines. But you may have better luck. Make sure the XP machines have the latest SP as well as the WPA2 updates (hopefully management will OK with this part, too).

Wi-Fi Registry Settings
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa916274.aspx

Configuring WPA2 PEAP-MS-CHAP Wireless Settings
http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=46031

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Re: Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158890 is a reply to message #158882] Mon, 20 July 2009 16:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb(nospam)  is currently offline meiweb(nospam)  Germany
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Hello Charles,

If you will really work that way, use one time a Vista machine and run prior
and after the change processmonitor from sysinternals to get all changes
done.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
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> Hi:
>
> I'm lookikng to create wireless settings on the workstations in our
> domain.
> WPA2 is not supported currently to setup in AD using 2003. The
> workaround is to use a Vista machine to create the policy so that WPA2
> will be an option. Our management does not want to do it that way.
> Where are the registry settings on XP boxes so that I can set it on
> one machine and then just export the settings in a .reg file. Then I
> will create a GPO that will run on users machine when they logon
> (executing this .reg file).
>
> Thanks much,
> Charles
Re: Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158923 is a reply to message #158889] Tue, 21 July 2009 09:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Charles  is currently offline Charles
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Thanks much! I will check it out.

"Ace Fekay [MCT]" wrote:

> "Charles" <Charles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D131CBBD-F685-465A-B744-662809189A9F@microsoft.com...
> > Hi:
> >
> > I'm lookikng to create wireless settings on the workstations in our domain.
> > WPA2 is not supported currently to setup in AD using 2003. The
> > workaround is to use a Vista machine to create the policy so that WPA2
> > will be an option. Our management does not want to do it that way.
> >
> > Where are the registry settings on XP boxes so that I can set it on one
> > machine and then just export the settings in a .reg file. Then I will
> > create a GPO that will run on users machine when they logon (executing this
> > .reg file).
> >
> > Thanks much,
> > Charles
>
>
> Honeslty it would be alot easier to set it up with a Vista box. Put it online, join it to the domain, set the settings, and you're done, then disjoin it, if that's what management is worred about.
>
> Otherwise, the following articles should help, but reading around in other links when I searched on this for you, it seems some folks had problems with the reg setting due to the interface differences on various machines. But you may have better luck. Make sure the XP machines have the latest SP as well as the WPA2 updates (hopefully management will OK with this part, too).
>
> Wi-Fi Registry Settings
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa916274.aspx
>
> Configuring WPA2 PEAP-MS-CHAP Wireless Settings
> http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=46031
>
> --
> Ace
>
> This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.
>
> Please reply back to the newsgroup or forum to benefit from collaboration among responding engineers, and to help others benefit from your resolution.
>
> Ace Fekay, MCT, MCSE, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSA Messaging
> Microsoft Certified Trainer
> aceman@mvps.RemoveThisPart.org
> http://twitter.com/acefekay
>
> For urgent issues, you may want to contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
>
>
Re: Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158924 is a reply to message #158890] Tue, 21 July 2009 09:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Charles  is currently offline Charles
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Yes! Great idea! Thank you. Also, one other quick question. This one is
on GPOs. When a GPO gets applied to a workstation, I know the settings get
sent to a special place in the workstation's registry (where all of the gpos
go. Do they also go to another area in the registry as well or just this
location? I'm guess just the one location so the group policy engine can
remove it from that one location when the object gets moved to another
location in the AD.

Reason why I asked is that (I'm not going to do this but just curious) if I
go to this location to modify these registry settings created with a GPO gets
applied, I don't need to go anywhere else for any other modifications?

So I can get the changes from one of the clients that got the wireless GPO
applied and export the registry key. Then import the key via group policy
logon policy or something like that so the .reg file will run at login.

Thanks much!

"Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" wrote:

> Hello Charles,
>
> If you will really work that way, use one time a Vista machine and run prior
> and after the change processmonitor from sysinternals to get all changes
> done.
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
> no rights.
> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>
>
> > Hi:
> >
> > I'm lookikng to create wireless settings on the workstations in our
> > domain.
> > WPA2 is not supported currently to setup in AD using 2003. The
> > workaround is to use a Vista machine to create the policy so that WPA2
> > will be an option. Our management does not want to do it that way.
> > Where are the registry settings on XP boxes so that I can set it on
> > one machine and then just export the settings in a .reg file. Then I
> > will create a GPO that will run on users machine when they logon
> > (executing this .reg file).
> >
> > Thanks much,
> > Charles
>
>
>
Re: Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158949 is a reply to message #158924] Tue, 21 July 2009 17:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"Charles" <Charles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:93F30A88-E213-4608-8BD9-A64E0A31EEF9@microsoft.com...
> Yes! Great idea! Thank you. Also, one other quick question. This one is
> on GPOs. When a GPO gets applied to a workstation, I know the settings get
> sent to a special place in the workstation's registry (where all of the gpos
> go. Do they also go to another area in the registry as well or just this
> location? I'm guess just the one location so the group policy engine can
> remove it from that one location when the object gets moved to another
> location in the AD.
>
> Reason why I asked is that (I'm not going to do this but just curious) if I
> go to this location to modify these registry settings created with a GPO gets
> applied, I don't need to go anywhere else for any other modifications?
>
> So I can get the changes from one of the clients that got the wireless GPO
> applied and export the registry key. Then import the key via group policy
> logon policy or something like that so the .reg file will run at login.
>
> Thanks much!


Basically you want to enable the ability to use WPA2. You can use ART (Advanced Registry Tracer) to watch for changes to the registry to see where that will get applied. But I'm not exactly sure if that will get applied to a specific SSID or not. You will have to test it.

Advanced Registry Tracer : Utility designed for analyzing changes ....Analyze changes made to the Windows Registry. ART does this by making \'snapshots\' of the Registry and saving them in its database, which you can later ...
http://www.elcomsoft.com/art.html


Ace
Re: Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158950 is a reply to message #158923] Tue, 21 July 2009 17:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"Charles" <Charles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B465AD4E-AB3F-4D41-A7B6-523AD84ADA42@microsoft.com...
> Thanks much! I will check it out.
>


You are welcome.

Ace
Re: Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158976 is a reply to message #158949] Wed, 22 July 2009 09:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Charles  is currently offline Charles
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Thanks again Ace! I'll download that and check it out.

"Ace Fekay [MCT]" wrote:

> "Charles" <Charles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:93F30A88-E213-4608-8BD9-A64E0A31EEF9@microsoft.com...
> > Yes! Great idea! Thank you. Also, one other quick question. This one is
> > on GPOs. When a GPO gets applied to a workstation, I know the settings get
> > sent to a special place in the workstation's registry (where all of the gpos
> > go. Do they also go to another area in the registry as well or just this
> > location? I'm guess just the one location so the group policy engine can
> > remove it from that one location when the object gets moved to another
> > location in the AD.
> >
> > Reason why I asked is that (I'm not going to do this but just curious) if I
> > go to this location to modify these registry settings created with a GPO gets
> > applied, I don't need to go anywhere else for any other modifications?
> >
> > So I can get the changes from one of the clients that got the wireless GPO
> > applied and export the registry key. Then import the key via group policy
> > logon policy or something like that so the .reg file will run at login.
> >
> > Thanks much!
>
>
> Basically you want to enable the ability to use WPA2. You can use ART (Advanced Registry Tracer) to watch for changes to the registry to see where that will get applied. But I'm not exactly sure if that will get applied to a specific SSID or not. You will have to test it.
>
> Advanced Registry Tracer : Utility designed for analyzing changes ....Analyze changes made to the Windows Registry. ART does this by making \'snapshots\' of the Registry and saving them in its database, which you can later ...
> http://www.elcomsoft.com/art.html
>
>
> Ace
>
Re: Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158981 is a reply to message #158976] Wed, 22 July 2009 11:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WildPacket  is currently offline WildPacket
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You will have WPA2 support for Windows XP if you install these patchs in the
XP computer ... KB885453 and KB917021.

Try just install 917021 first it should work ...






"Charles" wrote:

> Thanks again Ace! I'll download that and check it out.
>
> "Ace Fekay [MCT]" wrote:
>
> > "Charles" <Charles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:93F30A88-E213-4608-8BD9-A64E0A31EEF9@microsoft.com...
> > > Yes! Great idea! Thank you. Also, one other quick question. This one is
> > > on GPOs. When a GPO gets applied to a workstation, I know the settings get
> > > sent to a special place in the workstation's registry (where all of the gpos
> > > go. Do they also go to another area in the registry as well or just this
> > > location? I'm guess just the one location so the group policy engine can
> > > remove it from that one location when the object gets moved to another
> > > location in the AD.
> > >
> > > Reason why I asked is that (I'm not going to do this but just curious) if I
> > > go to this location to modify these registry settings created with a GPO gets
> > > applied, I don't need to go anywhere else for any other modifications?
> > >
> > > So I can get the changes from one of the clients that got the wireless GPO
> > > applied and export the registry key. Then import the key via group policy
> > > logon policy or something like that so the .reg file will run at login.
> > >
> > > Thanks much!
> >
> >
> > Basically you want to enable the ability to use WPA2. You can use ART (Advanced Registry Tracer) to watch for changes to the registry to see where that will get applied. But I'm not exactly sure if that will get applied to a specific SSID or not. You will have to test it.
> >
> > Advanced Registry Tracer : Utility designed for analyzing changes ....Analyze changes made to the Windows Registry. ART does this by making \'snapshots\' of the Registry and saving them in its database, which you can later ...
> > http://www.elcomsoft.com/art.html
> >
> >
> > Ace
> >
Re: Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158983 is a reply to message #158976] Wed, 22 July 2009 11:02 Go to previous message
aceman  is currently offline aceman  United States
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"Charles" <Charles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:92307B03-5CBA-4376-AEFD-D918816C7F43@microsoft.com...
> Thanks again Ace! I'll download that and check it out.
>


Good to hear. It's a cool tool that's helped in the past to create reg scripts, or even just to see what changes an app makes to a system. I also used to use a tool from the old SMS installer, where it will watch an app in order to help create installation scripts. It showed reg changes, files copied to various locations, and other changes made in the OS. But ART jsut shows reg changes, which should help in your case.

Ace
Re: Setting Wireless WPA2 Settings using .reg file [message #158984 is a reply to message #158976] Wed, 22 July 2009 11:02 Go to previous message
WildPacket  is currently offline WildPacket
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Charles ...

if you use AES and WPA on 2003 AD via the GOU and your AP supports it than
you can use WPA2. In the AP sometimes you dont see WPA2 but its the
combination of 2 which makes it WPA2.



"Charles" wrote:

> Thanks again Ace! I'll download that and check it out.
>
> "Ace Fekay [MCT]" wrote:
>
> > "Charles" <Charles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:93F30A88-E213-4608-8BD9-A64E0A31EEF9@microsoft.com...
> > > Yes! Great idea! Thank you. Also, one other quick question. This one is
> > > on GPOs. When a GPO gets applied to a workstation, I know the settings get
> > > sent to a special place in the workstation's registry (where all of the gpos
> > > go. Do they also go to another area in the registry as well or just this
> > > location? I'm guess just the one location so the group policy engine can
> > > remove it from that one location when the object gets moved to another
> > > location in the AD.
> > >
> > > Reason why I asked is that (I'm not going to do this but just curious) if I
> > > go to this location to modify these registry settings created with a GPO gets
> > > applied, I don't need to go anywhere else for any other modifications?
> > >
> > > So I can get the changes from one of the clients that got the wireless GPO
> > > applied and export the registry key. Then import the key via group policy
> > > logon policy or something like that so the .reg file will run at login.
> > >
> > > Thanks much!
> >
> >
> > Basically you want to enable the ability to use WPA2. You can use ART (Advanced Registry Tracer) to watch for changes to the registry to see where that will get applied. But I'm not exactly sure if that will get applied to a specific SSID or not. You will have to test it.
> >
> > Advanced Registry Tracer : Utility designed for analyzing changes ....Analyze changes made to the Windows Registry. ART does this by making \'snapshots\' of the Registry and saving them in its database, which you can later ...
> > http://www.elcomsoft.com/art.html
> >
> >
> > Ace
> >
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