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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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How NAP Works

NAP is designed so that administrators can configure it to meet the individual needs of their networks. Therefore, the actual configuration of NAP will vary according to the administrator’s preferences and requirements. However, the underlying operation of NAP remains the same. This section describes how NAP works on the example intranet shown in Figure 14-1. This example intranet is configured for the following:

  • Health state validation, health policy compliance, and limited network access for noncompliant NAP clients

  • IPsec enforcement, 802.1X enforcement, VPN enforcement, and DHCP enforcement

When obtaining a health certificate, making an 802.1X-authenticated or VPN connection to the intranet, or leasing or renewing an IPv4 address ...

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