Network Access Protection (NAP)

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

February, 2008

  • Debugging NAP Errors (part 1)

    I’ve heard from a lot of folks who set up NAP in a lab who would love to have more information on all the great data that Network Policy Server (NPS) writes into the audit log. If you haven’t checked out our auditing, go to Server Manager and click on the main node for our role (Network Policy and Access Services). You will see all related NAP server events at the top of the right hand pane. This will be part 1 in a series of “Debugging NAP” posts. I decided to kick it off by examining the messages / errors which come from our Windows Security Center NAP integration piece (included in XP SP3, Vista and Server 2008). It is called the Windows System Health Agent on the client (or WSHA) and the Windows System Health Validator on the server (or WSHV). ...
  • System Center (SCCM 2007) + NAP

    My buddy Jeff Wettlaufer wrote an awesome post about the NAP integration with System Center 2007. Please check it out here . Jeff Sigman Senior Program Manager Network Access Protection (NAP) Please check out the NAP Blog , FAQ , Forum , MSDN...
  • Exclusive Video! NAP + Forefront Client Security (FCS)

    I recorded a video earlier today because of how excited I was to show off the latest development in the world of NAP. The NAP team has worked directly with the Solutions Accelerators team as well as the Forefront team to bring you integration between NAP and Forefront Client Security (FCS) 1.0. Once released, it will be a free download through the Solutions Accelerators TechNet site.
  • NAP Case Studies – let’s hear from real customers!

    Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - Network Access Protection Helps Art Museum Share Information More Securely The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is a museum in the Netherlands that showcases Dutch art from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. The museum has a long...
  • NAP Heroes

    Here is a really cool video which is going to play at the launch of Windows Server 2008 next week in Los Angeles. It features Hunter Ely of Louisiana State University (LSU), a NAP Hero for Windows Server 2008. LSU was one of our NAP early adopters during the Beta of Server 2008.
  • Go ahead, be a {hero}

    If you can believe it, I have been working on “Longhorn” for five years - pouring my blood, sweat and tears {of joy} into this product. We are LAUNCHING Windows Server 2008 this week! Go ahead, be a {hero}.
  • NAP demos from Down Under

    I just recently met Michael Kleef , a Microsoft Technology Advisor from Australia, at a Server 2008 field readiness event here in Seattle. Very cool guy who loves NAP. I instantly liked him. :-> I was poking around on his blog and found some great...
  • Great NAP TechNet resources in one place

    Hey everyone! I have been in downtown Seattle all this week at an internal Microsoft conference called “TechReady 6”. It is all about training the Microsoft field / service teams on our own products, chiefly Windows Server 2008. I have participated in...
  • 2008 - The year of NAP

    This is my first blog post of the year, and a video blog post no less, kicking off the YEAR OF NAP! Watch the video and give me a ton of feedback (please). Video: NAP Video Blog: 2008 - The year of NAP Talk to you again soon, Jeff Sigman Senior...
  • Looking to integrate your product with NAP?

    If so, you have probably already taken a look at our MSDN area , and probably even our sample code in the Platform SDK (…\ Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0\Samples\NetDs\NAP ). Well, I have some good news for you. We worked with an awesome guy by the name...