XP NAP Client RTMs!!!

It’s official! The NAP Client for XP, which is included in Windows XP Service Pack 3, has officially released to manufacturing today. I am over the moon. Man, it is good to have this released!


In case you haven’t read my MANY posts on this topic, the only way to get the officially supported NAP Client for XP is via *XP SP3*.


Man, I think I will take the rest of the day off to celebrate! :->



{Jeff Sigman}{Senior Program Manager & NAP Hero}{Enterprise Security Group}

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Comments (8)

  1. JeffSigman says:

    That’s OK too Joe! I have been using Vista for 4+ years now (maybe longer). It is too painful to go back to XP for me now. :->

    But, since most of the world is XP, NAP on XP makes a ton of sense…

    – Jeff

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to welcome a new guest blogger to the NAP Blog – Chris Edson. Chris is a senior engineer on

  3. JeffSigman says:

    Thanks for the wishes Alex. It was a long road to get here, but we finally did it!

    I love the fact that you will be busy. :-> Please keep me up-to-date on your deployment and let me know if you need any help!

    – Jeff

  4. Anonymous says:

    Although Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 includes a Network Access Protection (NAP) client out

  5. JeffSigman says:

    Jörgen, bad news I’m afraid. XP 64-bit isn’t based on the XP code base, it is based on Windows Server 2003. We only produced the NAP Client for XP SP3 32-bit – this is the reason you are having trouble finding it.

    Very sorry to leave you without a NAP Client when you are so willing to try it out! At this time we have no plans to supply any additional NAP Clients. We are working with multiple 3rd parties to produce Linux and Mac based NAP Clients.

    Who knows, if the business need is there, we might end up building it out further!


  6. Joe Medford says:

    Good to hear,  a lot of my business customers are now using Vista  🙂

  7. Alex Chalmers says:

    Great news and congrats Jeff (and the whole team)!

    Quite a bit more of my world just became NAPable… looks like I’ll have a busy summer indeed!

  8. Jörgen Strömquist says:

    All sounds great!

    I´ve orderd a win2k8 server to get nap running, but I have some trouble finding NAP for xp-64b (sp3 is only for x86 :O ). I realy hope it will change! (We can´t be the only ones with a nedd for clients running >=4g who would like to use nap).


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