NAP Capacity Planning

Updated: February 29, 2012

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

To design a scalable NAP infrastructure, you must analyze the NAP server roles in your deployment and develop an implementation plan that considers several factors, including:

  • Performance. Which type of resources are most used by each server role in your NAP deployment? How will you monitor performance?

  • Roles. Do servers in your NAP deployment perform multiple functions? How does this affect performance?

  • Availability. Do you require 100 percent availability for all server roles in your deployment?

  • Access profile. When and where does your network experience peak activity? Is the activity consistent or does it change over time?

  • Location. Are servers located in regional data centers or distributed to branch offices?

See Also


Capacity Planning for NAP Health Policy Servers
Capacity Planning for NAP Enforcement Servers
Capacity Planning for NAP CAs
Capacity Planning for NAP Remediation Servers
Capacity Planning for NAP Health Requirement Servers