Disabling Ad hoc wireless network connection in Windows XP

Disabling Ad hoc wireless network connection in Windows XP

Post by UnlhbiBMYX » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 04:55:02


I have found in Group Policy that there is a policy called Turn off Microsoft
Peer-to-Peer Networking Services and is located under Computer
Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Microsoft Peer-to-Peer. I have
enabled this policy and applied to a test Windows XP SP2 machine. I have
found that on this test machine I can still create a new ad hoc wireless
network.

Does anyone know how I can prevent users from creating ad hoc networks? Or
why this policy is not working the way that i thought it would?
 
 
 

Disabling Ad hoc wireless network connection in Windows XP

Post by Doug Knox » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 06:24:56

It appears that this possible if you have Server 2003, and are enforcing group policies from there.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #EDAA

The settings referenced don't appear to exist in GPEDIT in XP Pro SP2. It would appear that there is an ADM file that ships with server 2003 that doesn't ship with XP.

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Disabling Ad hoc wireless network connection in Windows XP

Post by UnlhbiBMYX » Sun, 28 Aug 2005 00:36:18

Im on WIndows 2003 and I have enforced this policy on the client. Could it be
that the client does not recognize the policy somehow and that is why the
policy is not being enforced.

The problem is this...Even though the Win XP sp2 machine has received the
policy, it is still allowing ad hoc network connections.

Any help is appreciated.
 
 
 

Disabling Ad hoc wireless network connection in Windows XP

Post by Doug Knox » Sun, 28 Aug 2005 02:40:59

Without the ADM file to examine (I don't have Server 2003 here) I couldn't even begin to tell you where this policy is applied in the Registry.

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Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
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