Identifying Your NAP Deployment Goals

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

Correctly identifying your NAP deployment goals is essential for the success of your NAP design project. Depending on the size of your organization and the level of involvement you are expecting from the information technology (IT) staff in any partner organizations, form a project team that can clearly articulate real-world deployment issues in a vision statement. Make sure that the members of this team understand the direction in which your deployment project must move in order to reach your NAP deployment goals.

When you write your vision statement, take steps to identify, clarify, and refine your deployment goals. Prioritize and, if necessary, combine your deployment goals so that you can design and deploy NAP by using an iterative approach. You can take advantage of existing, documented, and predefined NAP deployment goals that are relevant to the NAP designs and develop a working solution for your scenarios.

The following table lists the three main tasks for articulating, refining, and documenting your NAP deployment goals:

Deployment goal tasks Reference links

Evaluate predefined NAP deployment goals that are provided in this section of the guide and combine one or more goals to reach your organizational objectives.

Map one goal or a combination of any of the predefined NAP deployment goals to a NAP design.

Document your deployment goals and other important details for your NAP design.