Checklist: Deploying 802.1X Authenticated Wired Access

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

This checklist includes the deployment tasks for deploying 802.1X authenticated wired access.


Complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a procedure, return to this topic after you complete the steps in that procedure so that you can continue with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

Checklist: Deploying 802.1X Authenticated Wired Access

Task Reference

Configure settings on 802.1X-capable switches for Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), 802.1X, and wired security.

Configure 802.1X-capable Ethernet Switches

Create a wired user security group in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) that contains the users who are allowed to access the network by using the 802.1X-capable switches deployed on your network.

Use Security Groups for 802.1X Authenticated Wired Access

Configure 802.1X wired client connectivity and security settings by using Group Policy.

Use Wired Network (IEEE 802.3) Policies to Configure Wired Client Computers

Configure 802.1X-capable switches as RADIUS clients and configure network policies for authenticated wired access in NPS.

Configure RADIUS Clients and Network Policies in NPS