Network Policy Server for Windows Server 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Information about the currently available and upcoming NPS documentation is provided below.

NPS Fast Facts

NPS Fast Facts provides evaluation and overview information about NPS, such as supported upgrade paths, NPS features by product version, and compatibility information.

Content availability

Available in HTML format in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=114311

Network Policy Server Product Help

After you install Network Policy Server, product Help is available when you open the Network Policy Server Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and press F1. The product Help for NPS provides information about how to deploy NPS as a RADIUS server, a RADIUS proxy, and as a NAP policy server.

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Network Policy Server Operations Guide

The Network Policy Server Operations Guide provides information about how to administer NPS after it is installed and deployed. It also includes troubleshooting information for specific problems and scenarios.

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Network Policy Server Technical Reference

The Network Policy Server Technical Reference is a comprehensive resource that includes information about NPS architecture, how NPS works, and NPS tools, registry keys, and other settings.

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Network Policy Server Infrastructure Troubleshooting Reference

You can use the Network Policy Server Infrastructure Troubleshooting Reference to monitor and troubleshoot NPS. This reference contains troubleshooting information for each event logged by NPS that allows you to diagnose and resolve specific error conditions and to verify that those error conditions are no longer present.

Content availability

Network Policy Server Infrastructure is available in HTML format in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104544.

Additional NPS Resources

Network Policy Server Deployment Checklists

The NPS product Help deployment checklists provide the steps required to deploy NPS as a RADIUS server, RADIUS proxy, and NAP health policy server.

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Network Shell (Netsh) Commands for Network Policy Server

You can use commands in the Netsh Network Policy Server (NPS) context to configure all aspects of NPS. The Netsh commands for NPS provide the same functionality as the NPS console, and the commands can be run manually at the netsh prompt or in scripts and batch files.

Content availability

  • Available in HTML format in the Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=110825

  • Available at the netsh nps prompt when you install Network Policy Server in Windows Server 2008.

See Also

Other Resources

Netsh Commands for Network Policy Server
Checklists for NPS
Windows Server 2008 Foundation Network Guide
Foundation Network Companion Guide: Deploying Server Certificates
Microsoft Vendor-Specific Attributes (VSAs)