Remove wireless profiles on Windows XP machines

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Does anyone know how to remotely remove Wireless Profiles residing on XP's Wireless Network Connections?

Our teachers and Administrators are spreading this Adhoc wireless worm through out the school system and I'm trying to figure out how to remove it via a login script or group policy.

There is a bug in XP that allows an adhoc wireless network configuration to migrate to a PC if it connects to one that is broadcasting. I've told my people time and time again not to connect to wireless networks they don't know but they do anyway. http://www.wlanbook.com/free-public-wifi-ssid/

I have a profile that "Access Point (infrastructure) networks only" set but the users have local rights, which I cannot revoke, that can change this.

I know that Vista and Server 2008 you can use "NETSH" command but XP doesn't support that feature.

Answer

You can run the Aruba WiFi Config Tool off the network to delete the SSID off each domain machine. So in your AD login profile script add:


\\domain.com\ArubaWifiCfg_XP.exe -delete /SSID:'Free Public WiFi'


We use it to both delete and add SSIDs from batch files:


@echo off
\\domain.edu\ArubaWifiCfg_XP.exe -delete /SSID:WPA
\\domain.edu\ArubaWifiCfg_XP.exe -add /SSID:Wireless /Authentication:WPA2 /Encryption:AES /EAPType: PEAP /KeyProvidedAutomatically:TRUE /IEEE8021xEnabled:TRUE /InnerAuthentication:MSCHAPv2 /EnableFastReconnect:TRUE /UseWindowsLogonInfo:FALSE /ValidateServerCert:TRUE
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