Updated NAP step-by-step guides for Longhorn Beta 3

Hi everyone! My name is Greg Lindsay, and I’m a technical writer on the Windows Server User Assistance team. I’ve been lucky to be assigned the task of writing about NAP, and just published 4 new step by step guides for Beta 3. I’ve enjoyed working on these, and would love to hear your feedback. One thing I want to mention is that there is a new feature in Beta 3 for configuring NAP with a wizard. This is demonstrated in the IPsec guide. The other guides currently use the manual method for configuring policies, but please try the wizards for 802.1X, VPN, and DHCP too. It is easy to check the policies and settings that are created against the manual steps described in the step by step guide. The NAP TechNet forum is a great place to post if you run into problems or have questions. I check the forum regularly, as do all the technical experts on the NAP team. Please feel free to email me if you have comments on the step by step guides, or thoughts about other documentation that is needed for NAP.

DHCP Guide

IPsec Guide

VPN Guide

802.1x Guide


If you don’t see the updated Beta 3 version of the document, you may need to refresh the download page a few times. These new documents are still in the process of propagating to all the download servers.

FYI - I’m also planning to add a NAP virtual lab to the Longhorn TechNet Virtual Labs soon. I will post again when this is available.

Greg Lindsay

Technical Writer

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