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  • Blog Post: 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 the WORLD! Jeff Sigman NAP Release Manager...
  • Blog Post: NPS/NAP Logging - BSU.EDU style!

    Hey NAP fans, I’m Alex Chalmers from Ball State University with a guest post about NPS logging. If you made it to one of Jeff’s TechEd IT Pro presentations , you’ll remember me discussing our NAP implementation and some of the challenges that we’ve faced along the way. Gathering accounting data across...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: NPS templates in Windows Server 2008 R2

    NPS templates, the flagship feature of NPS in Windows Server 2008 R2, provides a huge reduction in cost of ownership and deployment for all NPS environments. NPS templates separate common RADIUS configuration elements such as RADIUS shared secrets and RADIUS clients from the configuration running on...
  • Blog Post: NAP FAQ: Enforcing Security Updates (out-of-the-box)

    Hey! My name is Mike Burk. I am a Program Manager on the Windows Security team. My team is responsible for the out-of-the-box NAP experience in Windows XP SP3, Vista and Server 2008. It is called the Windows Security Health Agent (client-side) and Validator (server-side). You will see it abbreviated...
  • Blog Post: See NAP at TechEd 2009

    Hey NAP Fans! If you are attending TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles this week, be sure to stop by the NAP booth in the Microsoft Technical Learning Center (TLC). It is a great opportunity to meet and speak with NAP team members and learn about some of the enhancements and new scenarios in Windows ® 7 and...
  • Blog Post: Tool for migrating IAS configuration settings to NPS is now available!

    Configuration settings for the Internet Authentication Service (IAS) in Windows Server 2003 are stored in .MDB files. Configuration settings for Network Policy Server (NPS) in Windows Server 2008 are stored in .XML files. If you install Windows Server 2008 on a computer already running Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Example of using the new NPS templates feature in Windows Server 2008 R2

    In a previous NAP blog entry , we described the new NPS templates feature in Windows Server 2008 R2. In this blog entry, we show an example of using a template for a RADIUS shared secret. Templates for RADIUS shared secrets allow users to specify a shared secret that can be reused when configuring...
  • Blog Post: NAP 802.1X Configuration Walkthrough – Part 1

    I just got back from TechEd 2008 North America (Orlando) where I presented two “breakout” sessions on NAP . It went off with a bang and most people really loved the sessions / demos. I have blogged a couple times in the past that I would document exactly how I made it all work and now I want to come...
  • Blog Post: NPS pattern matching heaven in Windows Server 2008

    Greetings! Sam Salhi here from the Network Policy Server (NPS) team. One of NPS’s most powerful features is Pattern Matching. What makes it so powerful is the use of regular expressions when dealing with it. Here’s a little example. Suppose that you want to proxy users from domain "foo.com" to...
  • 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: 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: 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 802.1X Configuration Walkthrough – Part 2

    NAP 802.1X Configuration Walkthrough – Part 2 This is a continuation from Part 1 . Step 2 – Windows Server 2008 NPS, the heart of NAP I am going to take a slightly different approach than the 802.1X step-by-step guide . Feel free to follow either method, whatever gets it done for you! ...