NPS Network Access Protection
Updated: February 21, 2008
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Network Access Protection (NAP) is a client health policy creation, enforcement, and remediation technology that is included in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. With NAP, you can establish health policies that define software requirements, security update requirements, and required configuration settings for computers that connect to your network.
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
When Network Policy Server (NPS) is configured as a Network Access Protection (NAP) policy server, health policy and client computer configuration determine whether NAP-capable client computers are allowed full network access, full network access for a limited time, or limited access to a restricted network only. This determination is made based on the health policy created in NPS. NAP client computers that comply with health policies are allowed full network access.