Tool for migrating IAS configuration settings to NPS is now available!

Configuration settings for the Internet Authentication Service (IAS) in Windows Server 2003 are stored in .MDB files. Configuration settings for Network Policy Server (NPS) in Windows Server 2008 are stored in .XML files. If you install Windows Server 2008 on a computer already running Windows Server 2003 (known as an in-place upgrade), the configuration settings…

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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…

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XP NAP Rude Q and A

Since I spend nearly 1/3 of my week answering (or ignoring :->) emails about the XP NAP Client, I thought it might be smart to give a very concise Q&A. Here goes:   Questions Jeff’s (brilliant) Answers How do I get a copy of the BETA? While it is on MSConnect, it is easier just…

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Network Access Protection (NAP) Deployment Planning

The following blog post has been extracted from the “Network Access Protection Deployment Planning Guide”, by Susie Bernard (March 2007).   Introduction Whether your organization is small, medium, or large, deploying an enterprise software solution like Network Access Protection (NAP) requires careful planning. Deploying NAP involves network infrastructure design evaluation, how clients connect to that network, and…

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NAP FAQ: Are you planning on releasing NAP Clients for Mac, Linux, BeOS, etc?

I also get asked this ALL THE TIME. :->   As of this moment, *Microsoft* has released a NAP Client in Windows Vista and will be releasing a Windows XP NAP Client in forthcoming XP Service Pack 3.   No other NAP Clients are planned by Microsoft at this time. Instead, we are working directly with…

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NAP FAQ: How much does NAP cost?

I get asked this in email all the time. I thought it was worth a quick post:    NAP Servers:   The NAP Server pieces, which are required to do NAP, are included in Windows Server 2008. If you own Server 2008, you own the NAP Server. You need at least ONE Server 2008 computer to…

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NAP featured on RunAs Radio (from TechEd Orlando)

Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes, the hosts of RunAs Radio, caught me on the show floor at TechEd Orlando. They were hot on the topic of NAP and spent 30 minutes with me discussing it. It is a great interview, take a listen and feel free to comment here!   NAP the WORLD in 2007, Jeff SigmanNAP Release…

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NAP FAQ updated with XP SP3 information

I have been getting a lot of questions about NAP on XP these days. We have updated the NAP FAQ regarding the release of the NAP Client for Windows XP. Check it out! http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/nap/napfaq.mspx   NAP the WORLD in 2007, Jeff SigmanNAP Release ManagerJeff.Sigman@online.microsoft.com *- http://blogs.technet.com/nap- http://microsoft.com/nap- http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=576&SiteID=17 * Remove the “online” to actually email…

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NAP demystified (hopefully)

As I learned at Tech Ed 2007, Microsoft NAP still has two large misconceptions out in the world: 1.    NAP is solely based on DHCP technology – 100% FALSE 2.    Deploying NAP requires a complete “rip and replace” of your existing AD/Server infrastructure – 100% FALSE   I created the table below to demystify which options are available…

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NAP Longhorn Beta 3 Webcast

I recorded an offline webcast on May 17th 2007 in order to show off NAP in Longhorn Server Beta 3. I also wanted to make sure I made up for my failed attempt two days earlier where I experienced technical difficulties with LiveMeeting.  This offline demo wasn’t without its own glitch! :-> 6 minutes 46…

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