Network Access Protection (NAP)

Latest news from the Network Access Protection (NAP) team at Microsoft.

Released : Windows SDK for Windows 7

Hi The RTM release of SDK samples for Windows 7 is now available for download. The samples can be...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 08/24/2009

“NAP on the Internet” article by The Cable Guy published

The Cable Guy article in the June 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine online, titled “NAP on the...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 06/07/2009

Updated NAP SDK samples released

Hi Windows 7 SDK RC has been released to the public. The web setup format can be accessed at...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 05/13/2009

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...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 05/11/2009

New blog for the Windows Server User Assistance Networking writing team

There is a new blog being published by the Windows Server User Assistance Networking (WSUAN) writing...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 04/07/2009

SHV Multi-Config in Windows Server 2008 R2

In Windows Server 2008, a system health validator (SHV) installed on the NPS server can be...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 04/01/2009

TechNet online chat for NAP and NPS is this Thursday, March 26th at 1:00 PM PST!

Heads up NAP and NPS fans! This Thursday continues our series of online chats on Technet. Here is...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 03/24/2009

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....

Author: Joe Davies Date: 02/26/2009

NPS templates in Windows Server 2008 R2

NPS templates, the flagship feature of NPS in Windows Server 2008 R2, provides a huge reduction in...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 02/17/2009

Changes to the NAP user experience in Windows 7

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are now available as public betas. In Windows 7, the NAP client...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 02/09/2009

Network Access Protection Design Guide wins big at Society of Technical Communication (STC) awards!

Greg Lindsay (writer) and Allyson Adley (editor) won the Online Best of Show award for the NAP...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 02/04/2009

TechNet online chat for NAP and NPS is today (Jan 29) at 1:00 PM PST!

Heads up NAP fans! Today is our first in a series of online chats on Technet! Here is the...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/29/2009

What other networking experts have written about NAP

Greg Lindsay, our NAP product documentation writer, and I are not the only ones writing about NAP....

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/28/2009

HP ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (ONE) launches with Microsoft as a key member

The Hewlett-Packard (HP) ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (ONE) is a new partner alliance program for...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/27/2009

TechNet online chat for NAP and NPS is rescheduled for Thursday, Jan 29 at 1:00 PM PST

Hey NAP fans! Our first in a series of online chats on Technet has been rescheduled for Thursday,...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/23/2009

Today's (Jan 22) TechNet online chat for NAP and NPS to be rescheduled

Oops! Sorry for the inconvenience, but the TechNet online chat for NAP and NPS scheduled for today...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/22/2009

TechNet online chat for NAP and NPS is today (Jan 22) at 1:00 PM PST!

Heads up NAP fans! Today is our first in a series of online chats on Technet! Here is the...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/21/2009

NPS enhancements in Windows Server 2008 R2

As you are already aware, the beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available to the public...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/19/2009

Tool for migrating IAS configuration settings to NPS is now available!

Configuration settings for the Internet Authentication Service (IAS) in Windows Server 2003 are...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/15/2009

Schedule of TechNet chats for NAP and NPS

Greetings fellow NAPologists! To get a better pulse on how things are going in the wild, the NAP...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/13/2009

Avenda Announces $1 eAgent Introductory Pricing – From now until after the RSA Conference 2009

Here is a follow-up guest posting from our NAP Partner Avenda Systems. Due to the interest in our...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/09/2009

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...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/06/2009

What is NAP traffic?

Here is a question posed by a member of the NAP community: · What new traffic will there be on the...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 01/05/2009

The no enforcement design for NAP

Although NAP can be used to enforce restricted access for noncompliant NAP clients and...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 12/22/2008

Network Access Protection Troubleshooting Guide is live!

Hey citizens of New NAP City! The Network Access Protection Troubleshooting Guide, authored by our...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 12/22/2008

Resources for using certificates with NPS and NAP

An interesting but also somewhat complicated element of deploying a network access method with or...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 12/19/2008

NAP clients for Linux and Macintosh are available

NAP Clients for Linux and Macintosh are available from Avenda and UNETsystem, Inc. Avenda The Avenda...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 12/16/2008

How to install Cisco's EAP-FAST method, from the EAP product team

The Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST) EAP...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 12/12/2008

Network Access Protection Deployment Guide is live!

Greetings NAP fans! The Network Access Protection Deployment Guide, authored by our very own...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 12/03/2008

NAP in Microsoft Learning Certification courseware

In a previous NAP blog entry, I listed NAP training solutions from Microsoft. Here is a list of...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 11/21/2008

"Nortel and Microsoft Discuss Network Access Control" Webcast now available

Greetings practitioners of NAPinetics! The "Nortel and Microsoft Discuss Network Access Control"...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 11/20/2008

"How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection" TechNet WebCast now available

The "How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection" TechNet WebCast, recorded on...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 11/14/2008

"Nortel and Microsoft Present Secure Network Access 2.0" Webcast on Tuesday

Greetings NAP fans! I will be teaming up with Nortel to present "Nortel and Microsoft Present Secure...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 11/14/2008

"How Windows Update Client and NAP Client View Important Updates" post

In a previous blog entry, I talked about the very cool blog written by the Microsoft Enterprise...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 11/12/2008

“How Microsoft does IT: Managing Network Access Protection” TechNet WebCast on Tuesday

Heads up, NAP-meisters! On Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada), our very...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 11/06/2008

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Released

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 11/05/2008

Network Policy Server (NPS) Technical Reference published!

Greetings NAP and NPS fans! The Network Policy Server Technical Reference, authored by Senior...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 11/03/2008

Forrester Wave diagram from Forrester report on the NAC marketplace published

Hey NAPolytes! On September 23, I posted an entry on a new Forrester report on Network Access...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 10/31/2008

“Introduction to Network Access Protection” white paper Webcast updated

Hey NAP fans! Back in 2006, I had the idea of creating “white paper Webcasts,” or Webcast versions...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 10/29/2008

Standing room only for the NAP and Unified Secure Access presentation at McAfee’s Focus 08

On Tuesday, Dan Wolff, George Younan, and I delivered the “Microsoft and McAfee: Implementing...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 10/23/2008

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Beta Released

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 10/16/2008

Network Access Protection Design Guide is live!

Hey NAP friends! The Network Access Protection Design Guide, authored by our very own technical...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 10/09/2008

Network Access Protection Design Guide to be published on Thursday!

Hey NAP fans! Great news from the documentation front: The Network Access Protection Design Guide...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 10/07/2008

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...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 10/06/2008

Detailed Ball State University case study published!

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000002748 This detailed case study...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 10/01/2008

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...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 09/30/2008

Selecting PEAP-TLS and other PEAP methods in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 support the Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 09/29/2008

My review of Information Week’s “Rolling Review: Microsoft NAP”

Greetings, keepers of the NAP flame! On August 2, Information Week published an article titled...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 09/26/2008

Spotlight on NAP Partners: Napera Networks

This is the first in a series of NAP blog entries to shine a light on the efforts of our NAP...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 09/23/2008

Microsoft leads the pack in Forrester WAVE report on network access control technologies

Hey NAP fans! The Network Access Protection (NAP) product team is proud to announce the publication...

Author: Joe Davies Date: 09/23/2008

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