Windows 8 Group Policy to prevent Dual Home

After years of refusing customers demands to be able to block wireless connections when on a wired network, Microsoft has finally relented in Windows 8.

A blog post by Tal Sarid, a Microsoft Consultant, Windows 8 has new policy to prevent users from being connected to your corporate network and an external wireless network–and vise versa!

The group policy setting is Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > Windows Connection Manager:

Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network.

Based on that verbiage, I wonder what will happen when you’re on an external network and you make a IPSEC vpn to work.

What happens with VMWare computers with private networks?

It will be interesting to see how that works and whether companies who have already found another solution when switch to this.