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Register NPS in Active Directory Domain Services

Published: September 1, 2010

Updated: October 4, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

You can use this procedure to register a server running Network Policy Server (NPS) in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in the domain where the NPS server is a member. For NPS servers to be granted permission to read the dial-in properties of user accounts during the authorization process, each NPS server must be registered in AD DS. Registering an NPS server adds the server to the RAS and IAS Servers security group in AD DS.

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. On your NPS server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Network Policy Server. The NPS snap-in opens.

  2. Right-click NPS (Local), and then click Register Server in Active Directory. The Network Policy Server dialog box opens.

  3. In Network Policy Server, click OK, and then click OK again.

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