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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Network Access Protection Design Guide is live!

Hey NAP friends! The Network Access Protection Design Guide, authored by our very own technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay, is now live! http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130154   The NAP Design Guide explains the advantages, disadvantages, requirements, recommendations, and design considerations for deploying NAP for the IPsec, 802.1X, VPN, and DHCP enforcement methods. The NAP Design…

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Selecting PEAP-TLS and other PEAP methods in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 support the Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP) and the Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2 (MS-CHAP v2) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) authentication methods for PEAP. PEAP can be used in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 for remote access VPN connections, 802.1X-authenticated wired connections, and for wireless…

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WinCAT blog post on NAP and 802.1X Enforcement

Check out the Windows Server Customer Advisory Team (WinCAT) post Network Access Protection Using 802.1x VLAN’s or Port ACLs – Which is right for you? Our very own Pat Fetty, whom many of you have seen presenting NAP talks at industry conferences, discusses the two ways that you can configure IEEE 802.1X-based switches and wireless…

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NAP 802.1X Configuration Walkthrough – Part 3

This is a continuation from Part 1 and Part 2. Step 3 – NAP Clients, it’s just too easy NAP can be configured from the command-line, the MMC (except on XP SP3) and of course Group Policy (GP). Since this is a workgroup scenario, I am going to skip GP – but the principles below…

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NAP 802.1X Configuration Walkthrough – Part 2

NAP 802.1X Configuration Walkthrough – Part 2 This is a continuation from Part 1. Step 2 – Windows Server 2008 NPS, the heart of NAP I am going to take a slightly different approach than the 802.1X step-by-step guide. Feel free to follow either method, whatever gets it done for you! My configuration assumes a…

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NAP 802.1X Configuration Walkthrough – Part 1

I just got back from TechEd 2008 North America (Orlando) where I presented two “breakout” sessions on NAP. It went off with a bang and most people really loved the sessions / demos. I have blogged a couple times in the past that I would document exactly how I made it all work and now…

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NAP @ TechEd Podcast

NAP – with Jeff Sigman and Others Jeff Sigman – MicrosoftChris Boscolo – Napera Networks, Inc.Alex Chalmers – Ball State UniversityPattabhi Attaluri – Avenda Systems In this podcast from Tech·Ed NA 2008 IT Pro, Jeff Sigman talks about Network Access Protection (NAP). Alex Chalmers of Ball State University shares his experiences rolling out a large…

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NAP Showcases Microsoft Interoperability

I’d like to welcome a new guest blogger to the NAP Blog – Chris Edson. Chris is a senior engineer on NAP, and a huge resource to the team. If you have met him, you know what I am talking about. He just returned from his trip down to Las Vegas/Interop and wanted to share…

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