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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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NAP Health Policy Servers

The central server that performs health evaluation for NAP is a computer running NPS that is known as a NAP health policy server. In this capacity, the computer running NPS is acting as a RADIUS server accepting RADIUS Access-Request messages from NAP enforcement points (RADIUS clients) such as health registration authorities (HRAs), 802.11 wireless access points, 802.1X-capable switches, NAP-enabled VPN servers, and NAP-enabled DHCP servers.

Planning and Design Considerations

When deploying NAP health policy servers, you must consider the following planning and design issues:

  • Existing RADIUS infrastructure

  • RADIUS server capacity

  • NPS logging and reporting mode

  • Branch offices

  • System health validators

Existing RADIUS Infrastructure ...

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