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Windows Server 2008 and wireless networking

Last week I wrote about how Windows Server 2008 can be used as a great workstation OS too... then I realised that I didn't have any wireless networking capabilities. Although Device Manager reported that my device was working properly, there were no networks available for connection. I wondered if that was because my Intel 4965AGN card was one of the devices that won't play nicely with Windows Vista SP1 (and hence possibly not Windows Server 2008 either) but it turns out to be a little simpler than that - as Ambrish Verma highlights on a TechNet Forum post, the Wireless LAN service is not enabled by default on Windows Server 2008. After adding this feature in Server Manager, I could browse the available wireless networks and connect successfully.