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Register an NPS Server in Another Domain

Updated: February 29, 2012

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

To provide an NPS server with permission to read the dial-in properties of user accounts in Active Directory, the NPS server must be registered in the domain where the accounts reside.

You can use this procedure to register an NPS server in a domain where the NPS server is not a domain member.

Administrative credentials

To complete this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group.

You can perform this procedure by using the following methods:

  1. On the domain controller, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers. The Active Directory Users and Computers console opens.

  2. In the console tree, navigate to the domain where you want the NPS server to read user account information, and then click the Users folder.

  3. In the details pane, right-click RAS and IAS Servers, and then click Properties. The RAS and IAS Servers Properties dialog box opens.

  4. In the RAS and IAS Servers Properties dialog box, click the Members tab, add each of the NPS servers that you want to register in the domain, and then click OK.

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type the following at the command prompt: netsh nps add registeredserver domain server, and then press ENTER.

    In the preceding command, domain is the DNS domain name of the domain where you want to register the NPS server, and server is the name of the NPS server computer.

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