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Checklist: Implementing 802.1X Authenticate Wireless Access

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

Multiple tasks in this deployment scenario require that specific components are in place before you can complete the task. Use this checklist to complete all tasks in the order listed.

Checklist: Implementing 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access

     Task Reference

    

Install and configure the following required fundamental network services: Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), the Domain Name System (DNS) server role, the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role. Install the Network Policy Server (NPS) component of the Network Policy and Access Services server role and authorize NPS in AD DS.

Windows Server 2008 Foundation Network Guide, available for download in Word format at the Microsoft Download Center: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105231, and in HTML format in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=106252

    

Purchase, and then physically install wireless access points (APs) on your network.

See your wireless AP hardware documentation

    

Join wireless computers to the domain and create user accounts in AD DS for all your domain users.

Windows Server 2008 Foundation Network Guide, available for download in Word format at the Microsoft Download Center: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105231, and in HTML format in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=106252

    

If you are using PEAP-MS-CHAP v2, and have not already done so, auto enroll a server certificate to NPS servers or purchase and install server certificates on your NPS servers.

Foundation Network Companion Guide: Deploying Server Certificates and Obtaining and Installing a VeriSign WLAN Server Certificate for PEAP-MS-CHAP v2 Wireless Authentication (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=33675)

    

If you are using EAP-TLS or PEAP-TLS without smart cards, auto enroll a server certificate to NPS server, and auto enroll client or computer certificates to domain member client computers.

Foundation Network Companion Guide: Deploying Server Certificates and Foundation Network Companion Guide: Deploying Computer and User Certificates

    

Follow the steps in this guide to deploy 802.1X authenticated wireless access.

Deploying 802.1X Authenticated Wireless Access

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