Network Access Protection (NAP)

Latest news from the Network Access Protection (NAP) team at Microsoft.

June, 2007

  • NAP Virtual Lab now available on Microsoft.com

    Hi everyone, I’m happy to announce that we’ve added a NAP Virtual Lab to the NAP Events and Webcasts . This is an IPsec enforcement lab using a Windows Server 2003 DC, Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Network Policy Server (NPS), and two Vista clients...
  • 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...
  • The heart of NAP now has its own site...

    Network Policy Server (NPS) in Windows Server 2008 (formally known as Internet Authentication Server - IAS) has a new home on the web: http://www.microsoft.com/nps -or- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/nps/default.mspx Party on and...
  • NAP Web Cast: Real world customer deployment of NAP – Louisiana State University

    If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know about all the great NAP developments over the past couple of years. However, unless you were at TechEd, you may not have heard about a real world customer’s experience deploying NAP. Luckily for you,...
  • Bill Gates and the NAP Demo at WinHEC 2007 (Los Angeles)

    In case you didn't make it down to WinHEC this year, I wanted to make sure you got to see Bill Gates introduce the official name for Longhorn (Windows Server 2008) and show off NAP! Woo-hoo! Check it out: Offline Webcast Fast-forward to the 48:00 minute...
  • NAP @ TechEd 2007 (Orlando)

    I am down here in Orlando all week for TechEd 2007 . If you are attending the show and want to talk NAP, come and see me. The NAP station is in the "Yellow Section" of the show floor, in the "Security" area of Windows Server 2008. It is very near Forefront...
  • N+I Vegas re-cap (link)

    A peer of mine on the NAP team, Ryan Hurst, made a great post on his personal blog about NAP at the Interop conference earlier this year in Las Vegas. It was a great show for NAP and is worth a read. NAP the WORLD in 2007, Jeff Sigman NAP Release...
  • NAP E-Learning Clinic: Introducing Security and Policy Management in Windows Server 2008

    Following-up from Greg’s post earlier this week on our new virtual lab for NAP , I wanted to make sure you see this E-Learning Clinic Amith Krishnan put together . This takes the topic of NAP at a higher level than the nitty-gritty details of the virtual...