About the NAP Client Status in Network Access Protection

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Use the following information to identify and understand references to the NAP client status in Configuration Manager 2007, which is displayed in reports and the Network Access Protection home page

The NAP client status in Configuration Manager 2007 indicates whether the Configuration Manager client can support Network Access Protection (NAP). Only clients that support Network Access Protection can have compliance enforced and be remediated by the Windows NAP health policy server. These computers have a NAP client status of NAP-capable.

NAP-capable clients include computers that are running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows XP with Service Pack 3.


The NAP-capable status is derived from the operating system capability. It does not verify whether the Network Access Protection Agent service is started. It also cannot detect whether a Configuration Manager local policy has disabled the site setting that enables the Configuration Manager Network Protection client agent.

The NAP client status of NAP-upgradable identifies computers that are running Windows XP Service Pack 2. Upgrade these computers (and computers running Windows XP Service Pack 1) to Windows XP Service Pack 3 if you want to support Network Access Protection on the Windows XP operating system.

You can use software updates to upgrade computers to Windows XP Service Pack 3, or you can download the service pack from the Microsoft Download Center and use software distribution to install it on supported platforms.

Confirm the NAP status of clients by running the following Network Access Reports:

  • List of computers that can be upgraded to support NAP

  • List of NAP-capable and NAP-upgradable computers

See Also


How to Enable the Network Access Protection Client Agent
How to Run Network Access Protection Reports


About Enforcing Compliance with Network Access Protection
About the Network Access Protection Process
About Network Access Protection Remediation

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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