The no enforcement design for NAP

Although NAP can be used to enforce restricted access for noncompliant NAP clients and non-NAP-capable clients, NAP can also be used to provide you with information about the overall level of health compliance on your network and correct system health problems automatically without notifying the user or restricting their access. This latter configuration of a…

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Network Access Protection Troubleshooting Guide is live!

Hey citizens of New NAP City! The Network Access Protection Troubleshooting Guide, authored by our very own technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay, is now live! This completes the product documentation set for NAP in Windows Server 2008. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd348515.aspx The NAP Troubleshooting Guide provides provides task-oriented information to help you identify and resolve…

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Resources for using certificates with NPS and NAP

An interesting but also somewhat complicated element of deploying a network access method with or without a NAP health evaluation is the use of digital certificates. Digital certificates can be used to provide strong authentication for remote access VPN connections, IEEE 802.1X-authenticated wired and wireless connections, and IPsec-protected traffic. Additionally, the following NAP enforcement methods…

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NAP clients for Linux and Macintosh are available

NAP Clients for Linux and Macintosh are available from Avenda and UNETsystem, Inc. Avenda The Avenda Linux NAP Agent includes 802.1X enforcement, the Avenda System Health Agent (SHA), and the Avenda Linux NAP Agent System Health Validator (SHV), which you install on your NAP health policy server. For more information, see the Linux Agent tab of…

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How to install Cisco’s EAP-FAST method, from the EAP product team

The Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST) EAP type from Cisco Systems, Inc. has been certified for compatibility with Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 and is now available from Windows Update. EAP-FAST is needed for computers running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 to…

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Network Access Protection Deployment Guide is live!

Greetings NAP fans! The Network Access Protection Deployment Guide, authored by our very own technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay, is now live! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd314175.aspx   The NAP Deployment Guide provides detailed guidance for deploying a specific NAP design that has been determined through your use of the Network Access Protection Design Guide. The NAP Deployment…

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