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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NAP in Microsoft Learning Certification courseware

In a previous NAP blog entry, I listed NAP training solutions from Microsoft. Here is a list of Microsoft Learning certification courses that contain NAP content: ·         Course 6435A: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure ·         Course 6431A: Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Servers ·         Course 6421A: Configuring and Troubleshooting a…

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"Nortel and Microsoft Discuss Network Access Control" Webcast now available

Greetings practitioners of NAPinetics! The “Nortel and Microsoft Discuss Network Access Control” Webcast that I recorded with Matt Oshida and Terry Singleton of Nortel is now available for viewing at: http://www2.nortel.com/go/events_detail.jsp?cat_id=-8005&oid=100247172&block=8&locale=en-US  Click “View the Webcast”. Thanks to Matt and Terry for letting me participate. I gave an overview of NAP and NAP architecture to pave the…

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"How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection" TechNet WebCast now available

The “How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection” TechNet WebCast, recorded on Tuesday, November 11 by Brent Scallan, Senior Systems Engineer with Microsoft IT, and Pat Fetty, Principal Program Manager with the Windows Customer Advisory Team, is now available at: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032391121&CountryCode=US To view it, you will need to use your Windows Live ID. I strongly recommend…

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"Nortel and Microsoft Present Secure Network Access 2.0" Webcast on Tuesday

Greetings NAP fans! I will be teaming up with Nortel to present “Nortel and Microsoft Present Secure Network Access 2.0” on Tuesday, November 18, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM (Pacific Time). See http://www.nortel.com/products/01/contivity/collateral/nn123373.pdf for an overview of Nortel Secure Network Access (SNA) and NAP integration. Register here and I will see you there!   Joe DaviesSenior…

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