Windows System Health Agent on Windows Vista RTM is only compatible with WSUS

If you are setting up NAP and have your Windows System Health Agent configured to update from Windows Update as shown below: Your Windows Vista RTM clients will be reported as noncompliant and they will get the following error : The Windows update Agent on this computer is not configured to synchronize with Windows Server… Read more

Windows XP Service Pack 3 has released!

The latest Service Pack for Windows XP, SP3, is now available for download.  Of note in this release, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 will have the ability to be a NAP (Network Access Protection) client.  Also, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) support is now included (previously available as a separate download for Windows XP… Read more

Windows Server 2008 Technical Library

The Windows Server 2008 Technical Library is a great resource for finding information about performing common tasks and operations for Windows technologies.  The content in the networking section of this library offers some great information on many areas, like DHCP, Network Access Protection (NAP), Network Policy Server (NPS), Netsh, RRAS, SNMP, Windows Firewall with Advanced… Read more

Windows Vista Networking-related Knowledge Base Articles for the week ending February 8th

Here is a healthy dose of KB articles regarding Windows Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=947229 On a Windows Vista-based computer, Windows Firewall applies local program and port exceptions in the private and public profiles even when the Windows Firewall standard profile settings indicate that these exceptions should not be allowed 2/8/2008 Windows Vista http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=947208 Remote access clients that… Read more

Latest Windows XP and Windows Vista Networking-related Knowledge Base articles

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!  Here are the latest KB articles for Windows XP and Windows Vista that relate to networking technologies: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=943129 In a Network Access Protection (NAP) architecture, a Windows Vista-based client computer loses network connectivity after you run the “gpupdate /force” command 12/14/2007 Win Vista Ultimate 32bit AL… Read more