Machine 802.1x preauthentication using Windows Zero Config

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Is it possible to do machine preauthentication using 802.1x PEAP with the XP Pro SP2 Windows Zero Config? I know a preshared key will work and 802.1x PEAP user preauthentication requires another supplicant (like an Intel Proset), but I'm curious as to whether there are any work arounds for machine preauthentication.

Our client is using Server 2003 R2 IAS as the RADIUS server and a couple of WLC 4404's.

Thanks in advance!

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Correct Answer by Scott Fella about 8 years 5 months ago

Vista has an option that you enable to allow the device to wait for a network connection before it tries to bring up th ewindows login screen.

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Scott Fella Tue, 04/29/2008 - 10:25

Are you saying... that the machine will obtain a network connection prior to logging in? If this is what you are trying to do with windows xp, then no. You will need a supplicant to allow for a network connection before processing the login. Vista has the option to do this now.

Scott Fella Tue, 04/29/2008 - 11:57

The option is to obtain a wireless network connection prior to processing the login.

jafrazie Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:00

How? What does it do differently than what machine-authentication for XP does already?

Scott Fella Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:04

I think the issue is when you have login scripts and the login fails and the device boots up and users don't have their drives mapped. Windows Zero Config service doesn't start until windows boots.


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