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  • Blog Post: System Health Agents (SHAs) and System Health Validators (SHVs) that are available from NAP partners

    In my previous blog post, System Health Agents (SHAs) that are available from Microsoft , I described the SHAs (and their corresponding system health validators [SHVs]) that you can use with Windows Security Center in Windows Vista and Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Microsoft System Center Configuration...
  • 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: SHV Multi-Config in Windows Server 2008 R2

    In Windows Server 2008, a system health validator (SHV) installed on the NPS server can be configured in a single way. This works well if your system health requirements are the same for all of your NAP enforcement methods and all of your computers. However, some deployments require different sets of...
  • Blog Post: System Health Agents (SHAs) that are available from Microsoft

    Greetings, fellow disciples of NAP! Here is a summary of the different system health agents (SHAs) that are currently available from Microsoft. Note: The following text was shamelessly “leveraged” from our own Greg Lindsay’s upcoming Network Access Protection Design Guide. Thanks Greg! Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows Security Health Agent (WSHA) and Windows Security Health Validator (WSHV) - Update

    We have had several questions lately about the WSHA/WSHV so we figured it was time to provide an update to what we previously posted last year. The WSHA is the SHA delivered with Windows Vista and Windows XP SP3. The WSHV is the SHV delivered with Windows Server 2008. They provide the ability to make...
  • Blog Post: "Nortel and Microsoft Discuss Network Access Control" Webcast now available

    Greetings practitioners of NAPinetics! The "Nortel and Microsoft Discuss Network Access Control" Webcast that I recorded with Matt Oshida and Terry Singleton of Nortel is now available for viewing at: http://www2.nortel.com/go/events_detail.jsp?cat_id=-8005&oid=100247172&block=8&locale...
  • Blog Post: Five Ways to Draw More Value from Microsoft NAP Deployments

    Here is a guest posting from our NAP Partner Avenda Systems . When the founders of Avenda Systems decided to build a Policy Platform, one of the first stops included Microsoft. NAP was in the works and discussions with other industry experts led us to embrace the idea of creating a product or...