NAP Capacity Planning
Updated: February 29, 2012
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista
To design a scalable NAP infrastructure, you must analyze the NAP server roles in your deployment and develop an implementation plan that considers several factors, including:
Performance. Which type of resources are most used by each server role in your NAP deployment? How will you monitor performance?
Roles. Do servers in your NAP deployment perform multiple functions? How does this affect performance?
Availability. Do you require 100 percent availability for all server roles in your deployment?
Access profile. When and where does your network experience peak activity? Is the activity consistent or does it change over time?
Location. Are servers located in regional data centers or distributed to branch offices?