Network Access Protection (NAP)

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  • Blog Post: 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. One...
  • Blog Post: NAP HRA Auto-Detection ADMX Template

    Hey NAP’ers, Rhys Ziemer coming to you from deep within the concrete jungles of Washington DC. I’ve been working with NAP for a while now, so I wanted to share something that is making my life easier! As previously discussed on the NAP blog , the preferred method of HRA discovery is through the registration...
  • Blog Post: Auto-Provision your NAP clients with DNS!

    Well hello. I’m Gavin Carius, an Architect in Microsoft Australia. Jeff has been “inviting” me for some time to write about this cool thing in NAP we call “HRA Discovery” – so here goes my first NAP blog post! A great feature with NAP IPSec enforcement is the ability for clients to automatically...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: New Cable Guy article: AuthIP in Windows Vista

    This article touches on the fact that NAP + IPsec can be used in conjunction with a new Vista feature called AuthIP. Check it out. Jeff Sigman [MSFT] NAP Release Manager Jeff.Sigman@online.microsoft.com * http://blogs.technet.com/nap * Remove the "online" to actually email me. ** This posting...
  • Blog Post: NAP @ TechEd Podcast

    NAP - with Jeff Sigman and Others Jeff Sigman – Microsoft Chris Boscolo - Napera Networks, Inc. Alex Chalmers - Ball State University Pattabhi Attaluri - Avenda Systems In this podcast from Tech·Ed NA 2008 IT Pro, Jeff Sigman talks about Network Access Protection (NAP). Alex Chalmers of Ball State...
  • Blog Post: NAP Common Question Series: How does NAP restrict endpoints? Does NAP == DHCP?

    This is the first in a series of posts to address common questions about NAP. If you have a topic you would like to see addressed, feel free to post it to the comments section. We’ll collect these in the product team and do our best to answer them. One common misconception about NAP is the idea...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd314175.aspx The NAP Deployment Guide provides detailed guidance for deploying a specific NAP...
  • Blog Post: The World on {NAP}

    In case you haven’t noticed, { NAP } is being deployed across the globe! It is an exciting time with Windows Server 2008, Vista and XP SP3 NAP released and available to the world. Check out the great things 13 of our customers are saying below. The full details of these customer deployments are...
  • Blog Post: 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 Sigman...
  • Blog Post: 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 years invested in it. I really hope...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 content. Check out his NAP + IPsec sceencasts as...
  • Blog Post: 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. Please take it out for a test drive. I would love...