Group Policy for WPA2 on Windows Server 2003/2008

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Windows Server 2008
Windows Sevrer 2003
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I have a Windows 2003 SP2 and a Windows 2008 SP2 Domain Controllers. I need to create a GPO for WPA2 Wireless, I have modified the schema for WPA2 support for the 2003 , but if I create the GPO from the 2008 GPMC and go to the GPMC in the Windows 2003 it appears as error in the GPO and, after the repplication the GPO its deleted. What can i do to configure a WPA2 GPO?

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Windows Server 2003

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To create a GPO to set WPA2 settings, you must manage the GPO from Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Attempting to edit the GPO in a lower version OS can (and in your case does) cause problems with the GPO.

See KB 917021 section on “WPA2 support in wireless Group Policy settings” for the requirements to create the GPO (best spot I have found). These requirements are also scattered through some other locations but I did not find a good authoritative source.

Wireless Client Update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (KB917021)
After working with Microsoft Support, I found it is a hard requirement to use Windows Vista or higher (server 2008, Windows 7) to manage WPA2 policies.

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