Manage Multiple NPS Servers by Using the NPS MMC Snap-in

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Use this procedure to manage multiple NPS servers by using the NPS Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.

You can also use the instructions below to manage a local NPS server and one or more remote NPS servers from the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) on the local NPS server.

Before performing the procedure below, you must install NPS on the local computer and on remote computers.


Before you can manage a remote NPS server, you must configure the remote server to allow remote administration. For more information, see Enable Remote Administration of an NPS Server.

Depending on network conditions and the number of NPS servers you manage by using the NPS MMC snap-in, response of the MMC snap-in might be slow. In addition, NPS server configuration traffic is sent over the network during a remote administration session by using the NPS snap-in. Ensure that your network is physically secure and that malicious users do not have access to this network traffic.

Administrative Credentials

To complete this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group.

To manage multiple NPS servers by using the NPS snap-in

  1. To open MMC, click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then click OK.


In Windows ServerĀ® 2012, click Start, type mmc.exe, and then press Enter.

  1. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in. The Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box opens.

  2. In Add or Remove Snap-ins, in Available snap-ins, scroll down the list, click Network Policy Server, and then click Add. The Select Computer dialog box opens.

  3. In Select Computer, verify that Local computer (the one this console is running on) is selected, and then click OK. The snap-in for the local NPS server is added to the list in Selected snap-ins.

  4. In Add or Remove Snap-ins, in Available snap-ins, ensure that Network Policy Server is still selected, and then click Add. The Select Computer dialog box opens again.

  5. In Select Computer, click Another computer, and then type the IP address or fully qualified domain name of the remote NPS server that you want to manage by using the NPS snap-in. Optionally, you can click Browse to browse the directory for the computer you want to add. Click OK.

  6. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add more NPS servers to the NPS snap-in. When you have added all the NPS servers you want to manage, click OK.

  7. To save the NPS snap-in for later use, click File, click Save, type a name for your Microsoft Management Console (.msc) file, and then click Save.