Adding 802.1x functionality to WinPE has been a hot topic for a while now. And, given the amount of traffic and comments that my earlier post generated when I linked to the newly released updates for WinPE that add this long awaited support, it seems that a lot of people are interested in implementing 802.1x in WinPE.
After a longer than expected delay, I am pleased to finally post the instructions on how to add 802.1x support to an existing WinPE image. Below, you'll find links to our SkyDrive that shares two documents that explains the steps necessary. Both documents are the same, one in English and the other in Spanish - so you don't need both documents.
Serious Kudos goes out to David Marin, a fellow deployment consultant in Microsoft Spain, who fought with this whole process and was able to write the document. I can't take any credit for the work he has done, which is why I have asked him to guest post for me on the blog. Be warned, it is a rather long process and covers some areas that require networking knowledge, as such I recommend you study the whole process first before starting. I'll convince David to participle in any discussions that appear through the comments section of this blog post.
One thing that I would like to make clear though before you download the documents and start implementing them. As with the content of all the posts on the Deployment Guys blog, the procedures described here are currently unsupported by Microsoft. Regarding the documents in this post, they are the result of work completed solely and exclusively by David. Please do not contact Microsoft support for any help whatsoever regarding the content detailed in them, as they will be unable to assist you in any way.
This post was contributed by David Marin, a Consultant with Microsoft Services Spain