Network Access Protection Design Guide wins big at Society of Technical Communication (STC) awards!

Greg Lindsay (writer) and Allyson Adley (editor) won the Online Best of Show award for the NAP Design Guide at the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) awards ceremony on January 29th. Congratulations Greg and Allyson for the fantastic technical documentation on NAP!   NAP Product Team  

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What is NAP traffic?

Here is a question posed by a member of the NAP community: ·         What new traffic will there be on the network when I deploy NAP? A NAP deployment can have the following additional sets of network traffic: ·         Traffic between the NAP client and the NAP enforcement point. The nature of this traffic depends…

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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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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Released

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your needs. The MAP Toolkit 3.2 has been released and is available here. It includes a new feature to perform readiness assessment for a…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta Released

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. The existing MAP Toolkit 3.1 is located here and includes desktop Windows Security Center assessment, which is instrumental…

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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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General NAP policy design considerations

Greetings, citizens of NAPville! Here is some information to take into account when designing your policies for NAP, adapted from a section in the upcoming Network Access Protection Design Guide and written by our own Greg Lindsay: Consider the following rules when configuring connection request policies and network policies in the Network Policy Server (NPS)…

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