Create a Group Policy to deploy a company wireless network

Problem:
How do I deploy our company 802.1x NPS authenticated wireless access point profile to users using Group Policy?

Solution:
Create a new GPO that is assigned/permissioned to the machines you want to deploy the wireless network to.

Right click on the policy and click Edit.  Go to Computer Configuration>Policies>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Polices and right click

Choose Create a New Wireless Network Policy for Windows Vista and Later Releases

Give the Policy a name then click Add>Infrastructure

Give the profile a name and then enter the name of the SSID that you want to connect users to then click Add

Select the Security tab and select WPA2-Enterprise and AES encryption.  Then select Microsoft: Smart card or other certificate and choose Computer authentication.  Click the Properties tab wen ready.

Select Use a certificate on this computer and check Use simple certificate validation.  Select Verify the server’s identity and select your root CA from the list below, then click Ok>Ok>Ok>Ok.

This Group Policy should now deploy your 802.1x certificate based wireless network to your clients.

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