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Windows Server® 2008 Networking and Network Access Protection (NAP) by Microsoft Networking Team, Tony Northrup, Joseph Davies

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Planning and Design Considerations

When deploying an 802.1X-authenticated wired network solution, you need to consider the following for planning and design issues:

  • Wired authentication methods

  • Wired authentication modes

  • Authentication infrastructure

  • Wired clients

  • PKI

  • 802.1X Enforcement with NAP

Wired Authentication Methods

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista support the following EAP authentication methods for wired authentication:

  • EAP-Transport Layer Security (TLS)

  • Protected PEAP-Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2 (PEAP-MS-CHAP v2)

  • PEAP-TLS

EAP-TLS and PEAP-TLS are used in conjunction with a PKI and computer certificates, user certificates, and smart cards. With EAP-TLS, the wired client sends its computer certificate, user ...

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