Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) NAP Components

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Network Access Protection (NAP) is a health policy creation, enforcement, and remediation technology that is included in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. With NAP, system administrators can enforce health requirements, which can include software requirements, security update requirements, required computer configurations, and other settings.

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) enforcement includes a DHCP NAP enforcement server component and a DHCP NAP enforcement client component. By using DHCP enforcement, DHCP servers can enforce health policy requirements any time a computer attempts to lease or renew an IP address configuration on the network. DHCP enforcement is the easiest enforcement to deploy because all DHCP client computers must lease IP addresses.

DHCP NAP requires proper NPS/RADIUS configuration.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

DHCP NAP: NPS Availability

Network Policy Server (NPS) is the Microsoft implementation of a Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) server and proxy in the Windows Server 2008 operating system.

DHCP Infrastructure