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Network Policy and Access Services

Network Policy and Access Services (NPAS) allows you to provide local and remote network access and to define and enforce policies for network access authentication, authorization, and client health. The NPAS server role includes Network Policy Server (NPS), the Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS), Health Registration Authority (HRA), and Host Credentials Authorization Protocol (HCAP).

Featured Resources

  • Network Policy and Access Services Overview (Windows Server 2012)
    This overview of Network Policy and Access Services in Windows Server 2012 includes the specific role services of Network Policy Server (NPS), Health Registration Authority (HRA), and Host Credential Authorization Protocol (HCAP).
  • Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate NAP for Remote Access VPN
    This TechNet Wiki article describes how to configure Network Access Protection (NAP) for a VPN. Built on Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate Remote Access VPNs.
  • Network Access Protection Design Guide
    This guide provides recommendations to help you plan a new NAP deployment. NAP enforcement methods described in this guide include IPsec, 802.1X, VPN, and DHCP.
  • Routing and Remote Access Service Migration Guide
    This guide describes how to migrate a server that is hosting the Routing and Remote Access service to a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2. Migration involves moving current Routing and Remote Access service data and registry settings from a source server to a destination server.
  • Forum thread: IAS to NPS Migration Problems
    Query resolved: Trying to use the iasmigreader.exe tool and Connection Request policies to move authentication settings from IAS on Windows 2000 Server to NPS on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Network Policy and Access Services in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library

Deployment—Routing and Remote Access

Deployment—Network Access Protection

Deployment—Network Policy Server

  • NPS Migration Guide
    This guide describes how to migrate the Network Policy Server (NPS) or Internet Authentication Server (IAS) role service from an x86-based or x64-based server running Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Checklists for NPS
    Checklists that provide the steps required to deploy NPS as a Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) server, RADIUS proxy, and NAP policy server in Windows Server 2008 R2.

 

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