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!   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…


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!   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…


Microsoft IT: 120,000 NAP Clients deployed – it’s just too darn easy!

Hello All, Brent Atkison here with the deployment team responsible for rolling out Network Access Protection (NAP) internally at Microsoft. Back in March 2007, Adam Carter provided a quick update on our internal deployment status and I wanted to follow that up with the latest and greatest news on our efforts to NAP the World…


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…


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…

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…


Updated NAP step-by-step guides for Longhorn Beta 3

Hi everyone! My name is Greg Lindsay, and I’m a technical writer on the Windows Server User Assistance team. I’ve been lucky to be assigned the task of writing about NAP, and just published 4 new step by step guides for Beta 3. I’ve enjoyed working on these, and would love to hear your feedback….



Happy New Year to everyone!   There is some exciting news being announced on the RRAS blog around a new technology in Longhorn Server and Vista SP1 that enables SSL based VPN connectivity. The technology is called Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) and you can read about it here, here and here.   With SSTP,…

NAP Update for Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003 and Longhorn Server

I haven’t blogged in a while, so I wanted to give everyone a NAP “update”. First, Windows Vista is going to rock! We are so close to the end it is palpable. It has turned out really great and I am proud to say that I have worked on it. I personally have about 4-5…


NAP + VPN FAQ posted

Check out the NAP + VPN FAQ just posted on the RRAS blog.   Jeff Sigman [MSFT]NAP Release * * Remove the “online” to actually email me.** This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.