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KB-6188: How to disable Wi-Fi on a Mac computer using Group Policy

Centrify Identity Service, Mac Edition ,  

18 November,16 at 03:57 PM

Applies to: Centrify Identity Service, Mac Edition



Question:

Can the wireless interface on a Mac computer be disabled using Centrify group policy?



Answer:

Centrify does not currently provide a native policy option for Mac to disable Wi-Fi, however administrators can leverage a policy option to run specific commands that can be used to disable the network interface..

On the Windows host where Centrify policy extensions for Mac are installed, perform the following steps:

1. Open Group Policy Management Editor and edit the desired GPO
2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Policies > Centrify Settings > Common UNIX Settings > Specify commands to run
3. Enable the policy and add the command below:
 
networksetup -setairportpower airport off


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