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Getting Wireless LAN on Windows 2008 RC0

Getting Wireless LAN on Windows 2008 RC0

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If you are like me and primarily use a notebook, then you live by wireless.  If you are also trying to test Windows 2008 RC0 then you might be scratching you head on how you get wireless to work.  Windows 2008 has a new feature called the Wireless LAN Service. Until the feature is installed, wireless will not work.

To install the feature:

1) Go to Server Manager

2) Add a new feature

3) Select to add the Wireless LAN Service

4) Finish the installation

5) Install your WIFI drivers if not automatically detected.


For the Windows Server Virtualization testers out there, Wireless is not supported and you will not see a working wireless LAN adapter as a valid network interface to create a virtual network....sorry, but how many real servers do you have with wireless adapters?

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  • thanks man!!! you are the internet hero!!!

  • This was a life saver. I was beating my head against the wall trying to figure out why the wireless wasn't working.  Thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks for the Tip, Saved me a lot of time :)

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