Released : Windows SDK for Windows 7

Hi The RTM release of SDK samples for Windows 7 is now available for download. The samples can be downloaded in ISO format  or  Web Setup format. This release contains some updates to the NAP SDK samples over the Win7 SDK samples RC release. Thanks Ravi  

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“NAP on the Internet” article by The Cable Guy published

The Cable Guy article in the June 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine online, titled “NAP on the Internet,” is now available. Network Access Protection (NAP) on the Internet is an extension of the Internet Protocol security (IPsec) enforcement method to include mobile computers that are connected to the Internet. Learn how you can use NAP…

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Updated NAP SDK samples released

Hi   Windows 7 SDK RC has been released to the public. The web setup format can be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F75F2CA8-C1E4-4801-9281-2F5F28F12DBD&displaylang=en and the ISO format can be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6db1f17f-5f1e-4e54-a331-c32285cdde0c&displaylang=en. This release contains the revised NAP SDK samples for win 7 SDK RC release.   Thanks Ravi

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See NAP at TechEd 2009

Hey NAP Fans! If you are attending TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles this week, be sure to stop by the NAP booth in the Microsoft Technical Learning Center (TLC).  It is a great opportunity to meet and speak with NAP team members and learn about some of the enhancements and new scenarios in Windows® 7…

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New blog for the Windows Server User Assistance Networking writing team

There is a new blog being published by the Windows Server User Assistance Networking (WSUAN) writing team: http://blogs.technet.com/wsnetdoc/default.aspx The IT Pro and Developer writers on the WSUAN writing team are using this blog to describe the improvements that they are making to networking documentation for Windows Server and to share technical tips and tricks. Check…

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SHV Multi-Config in Windows Server 2008 R2

In Windows Server 2008, a system health validator (SHV) installed on the NPS server can be configured in a single way. This works well if your system health requirements are the same for all of your NAP enforcement methods and all of your computers. However, some deployments require different sets of health requirements for different…

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TechNet online chat for NAP and NPS is this Thursday, March 26th at 1:00 PM PST!

Heads up NAP and NPS fans! This Thursday continues our series of online chats on Technet. Here is the description: Microsoft’s Network Access Protection (NAP) with Network Policy Server (NPS) Open ForumJoin the NAP and NPS experts for a live chat session. Use this time to ask questions about the NAP platform or NPS and provide your…

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Example of using the new NPS templates feature in Windows Server 2008 R2

In a previous NAP blog entry, we described the new NPS templates feature in Windows Server 2008 R2. In this blog entry, we show an example of using a template for a RADIUS shared secret. Templates for RADIUS shared secrets allow users to specify a shared secret that can be reused when configuring RADIUS clients and…

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NPS templates in Windows Server 2008 R2

NPS templates, the flagship feature of NPS in Windows Server 2008 R2, provides a huge reduction in cost of ownership and deployment for all NPS environments. NPS templates separate common RADIUS configuration elements such as RADIUS shared secrets and RADIUS clients from the configuration running on the server. When referenced, the NPS setting inherits the…

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Changes to the NAP user experience in Windows 7

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are now available as public betas. In Windows 7, the NAP client user interface (UI) has been integrated into the Windows Action Center (previously known as the Windows Security Center). For example, Network Access Protection notifications appear in the list of messages when you click the Action Center…

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