Checklist: Implementing a NAP-NAC Design

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

This parent checklist includes cross-reference links to important concepts about implementing the NAP-NAC integrated solution. It also contains links to subordinate checklists that will help you complete the tasks that are required to implement this design.


The NAP-NAC architecture does not offer interoperability between the Microsoft NAP platform and the Cisco NAC Appliance, formerly known as Clean Access.

Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic or to a subordinate checklist, return to this topic after you review the conceptual topic or you complete the tasks in the subordinate checklist so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

Checklist: Implementing a NAP-NAC design

  Task Reference

Review important concepts and examples for NAP-NAC.

Appendix D: NAP-NAC Design

Review the hardware, software, network, and client requirements for deploying NAP-NAC.

Appendix A: NAP Requirements

Install and configure one or more servers running Access Control Server (ACS), the Cisco implementation of RADIUS.

See vendor documentation.

Configure Network Policy Server (NPS) for NAP-NAC.

Checklist: Configure NPS for NAP-NAC Enforcement

Install and configure one or more Cisco network access devices.

See vendor documentation.

Configure NAP client computers for NAP-NAC.

Checklist: Configure Client Computers for NAP-NAC Enforcement