Understanding the NAP Design Process

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

To begin the NAP design process, you must first identify your NAP deployment goals. This guide contains some predefined deployment goals so that you can understand the ways in which NAP can benefit your organization. After evaluating these goals, you can select a NAP design that meets your NAP deployment objectives. Each design includes examples to help you understand fundamental NAP processes like client access restriction and remediation.

The following topics explain how to identify and evaluate a NAP deployment design for your organization:

After you identify your deployment goals and map them to a NAP design, you can begin documenting your design, based on the processes that are described in the following topics: