Disable WiFi while connected to secure LAN?

Posted: 06-17-2008, 07:11 PM

Greetings, your advice is needed

I see through searches that Hardware Profiles are no longer supporte
when shifting to Vista. This has me in fear of a MASSIVE security issu
unless I am missing something

My environment
I maintain a very secure Windows network(active directory), where Wi-F
is not allowed. I also utilize roaming profiles for my users, who ar
also not allowed admin rights to anything
When using a laptop, logging onto my LAN disable the Wi-Fi via th
hardware profile to prevent possible bridging between a secure LAN an
the outside world. Inversely, booting off my LAN enabled the Wi-Fi an
disabled the Ethernet

How do I maintain this level of security with Vista Business or greate
(And before you ask, NO I do not trust my users )?

Does Vista have something more capable that I have not found yet

Thanks
M

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Disable WiFi while connected to secure LAN?


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Steve Riley [MSFT]
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Re: Disable WiFi while connected to secure LAN?
Posted: 06-17-2008, 08:11 PM
> This has me in fear of a MASSIVE security issue

There's no security risk here. Since your users don't have admin rights,
they won't be able to configure any routing protocols, and any malware that
would by chance install as standard user won't be able to act as a router.

> I maintain a very secure Windows network, where Wi-Fi is not allowed
This implies that you think wireless is insecure. When configured properly
(that is, using WPA or WPA-2), wireless can be quite robust. Why not allow
it, and use group policy to configure it?


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"madman" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Greetings, your advice is needed.
>
> I see through searches that Hardware Profiles are no longer supported
> when shifting to Vista. This has me in fear of a MASSIVE security issue
> unless I am missing something.
>
> My environment:
> I maintain a very secure Windows network(active directory), where Wi-Fi
> is not allowed. I also utilize roaming profiles for my users, who are
> also not allowed admin rights to anything.
> When using a laptop, logging onto my LAN disable the Wi-Fi via the
> hardware profile to prevent possible bridging between a secure LAN and
> the outside world. Inversely, booting off my LAN enabled the Wi-Fi and
> disabled the Ethernet.
>
> How do I maintain this level of security with Vista Business or greater
> (And before you ask, NO I do not trust my users )?
>
> Does Vista have something more capable that I have not found yet?
>
> Thanks,
> MM
>
>
> --
> madman
 
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