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! …

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Wi-Fi Protected Setup

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a method common on home access points  for users to connect without having to type in a long encryption key.   Instead a PIN is printed on the access point and anyone with physical access can add themselves to the wireless.   This has always seemed kind of hinky to me so I disable WPS after …

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Microsoft on disabling wireless cards

I think it is important to disable wireless cards in laptops when a wired connection is present.   Microsoft doesn’t.   Steve Riley wrote about this back in October 2008.   I blogged about that then.   Now in a post signed by David Pracht but posted under MichaelPlatts’ userid, the Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team argues that it is no big deal to …

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