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Use NAP Client Configuration Files

Updated: March 29, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

You can use the NAP Client Configuration console to import NAP client settings from an *.xml format configuration file or to export NAP client settings to an *.xml format configuration file. This allows you to create a configuration file on one computer and then import the configuration to multiple computers, reducing the administrative overhead of manually configuring every computer.

You can also use a configuration file to configure Network Access Protection (NAP) Group Policy settings by importing an existing configuration file into the NAP Client Configuration Group Policy extension. The NAP Client Configuration Group Policy extension is located within the Group Policy Management Console. If you configure NAP client settings in Group Policy, these settings are applied to all NAP-capable domain member computers when Group Policy is applied.

When to perform this task

You should export your settings to a configuration file when:

  • You want to apply the same NAP settings to multiple computers using the NAP Client Configuration console.

  • You want to configure NAP Group Policy settings by importing the configuration file into the Group Policy Management Console.

To complete this task, perform the following procedures:

Export NAP Client Configuration Settings

Import NAP Client Configuration Settings

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