Public/guest Wifi - Deny employees using the Wifi

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I am currently working on a project which includes the opportunity to deny employees feeding on the public wifi / guest SSID.
Is there a certain way to only allow a few certain people to use the public wifi and deny other users connection to the WiFi-network every day?

I know this a shot in dark but I wonder if it is possible to blacklist users which has connected to the wifi over a certain period. New arriving guests must have the opportunity to connect and reconnect, but not employees which keep connection to the wifi.

Any tips and hints is appreciated.
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Lars Fredrik Bach

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Fraser Hess

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We recently blocked our corporate Windows PCs from connecting to our guest network using Group Policy. For OS X, we are looking at scheduling the networksetup command to remove a guest WiFi profile.
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Dale Vo

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Agree with Mr. Hess, GPO setup to push corporate 802.1x profile and to deny accessing guess wifi worked like a charm!
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Colby Howser

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Here's the script we use on OSX to remove the guest wifi profile, I have it run once per day on every machine:

RESULT=`networksetup -listpreferredwirelessnetworks en0 | grep "Guest Wifi"`
if [ ! -z "$RESULT" ]
    networksetup -removepreferredwirelessnetwork en0 "Guest Wifi"
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I take a different approach to create a "Guest Wifi" profile with a wrong password so users can't connect to the guest network inadvertently (only work well if users don't have admin rights on the computer)