Using k2000 system images to image machines. On my latitudes, I'd like to add joining the wireless network preferably to a post installation task or other script that runs after sysprep. This is something that must get done, and too often gets skipped when done by hand.

I welcome any suggestions/scripts
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Have you tried this?

Configure the wireless profile on one machine.

From the machine run:

netsh wlan export

That'll generate an xml file for each network.

You should then be able to import the config with

netsh wlan add profile filename="name of your xml"

To connect from the command line run

netsh wlan connect name="Name of your profile"

Hope this helps.
Answered 12/08/2011 by: dchristian
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That'd be a wonderful solution. I'll give that a try.
Answered 12/09/2011 by: Tentacle Master
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That works great in my tests. I'll add it as a post-install task on my images.

Thanks a lot.
Answered 12/09/2011 by: Tentacle Master
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Still need some help on this one. We thought we had it all working. Discovered (as posted above mentioned) that Network Settings are stored in XML. Took a copy of it, and put it as a post install task using -> netsh wlan add profile filename.

It seemed to work on the test machine, however I just started deployment a noticed it was not applying. I then took the profile into the K1000, created a script, and did some testing. Here is what I get:

Profile format error 0x80420011:
The network connection profile is corrupted.

However I can take that same profile, and apply it to the machine it was taken off of....which appears to be my problem. The XML I get, with the necessary settings will only apply on the computer it was taken from. If I try the profile somewhere else, it fails.

Any thoughts? This is a 802.1X profile (WPA2/AES/RAIDUS Server with Certificate -> authenticates to AD).
Answered 12/14/2011 by: hutcha4113
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Wanted to double check that you are using Vista/7 and not XP. "netsh wlan" do not function in XP. Double check to see that your XML does not reference a specific network interface.
Answered 12/15/2011 by: Tentacle Master
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I have a similar situation and needing to use this. What would be the easier and more reliable way to have this run automatically postinstall?

Answered 03/26/2013 by: aaronr
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  • Have you seen this?

    Americas KKE Series - K2000 Koncepts: Including Network Interface Profiles in your K2000 Tasks
    • I have not, thank you! Going to try it out and see if I can get it to work.
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