01-25-2010 09:07 AM
Last week I was able to get "Computer Authentication" setup and running on a campus-wide Aruba network. The campus uses Windows 7, Vista and XP clients.
The problem I'm having isn't related to Aruba, but I thought someone on the forums may have dealt with this issue. I'd like to have Windows clients authenticate, or pre-authenticate, via machine authentication at the login screen. Ideally this would allow people to wirelessly authenticate through Active Directory without previously having logged onto those physical clients.
I am currently running ArubaOS 188.8.131.52 on the controllers and on the APs.
Thanks for any help you can offer!
01-25-2010 04:33 PM
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01-26-2010 06:51 AM
Thanks for the suggestion! I think in the end the AD team will have to push some Group Policy Objects to the clients.
I actually figured it out by chugging away. I was able to make some changes under Windows 7 to get it working. Specifically, if you select "User and Computer Authentication" it opens up the "Single Sign On" options. Previously, I selected "Computer Authentication" and this grayed out the "Single Sign On" options. The SSO options allowed me to define pre-login variables - which is exactly what I was looking for.
I rebooted the machine, and on the next boot a new users was able to log in to the SSID.