Deploying NAP Health Policy Servers

Updated: February 29, 2012

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

The NAP health policy server is an essential component of any NAP design. In order for a computer to function as a NAP health policy server, it must be running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Network Policy Server (NPS) service must be installed and configured for NAP health evaluation.

Before you install and configure a NAP health policy server, be sure that you have reviewed the following conceptual topics in the Network Access Protection Design Guide:

After you have reviewed these topics, complete the tasks in Checklist: Deploy a NAP Health Policy Server. Depending on your NAP design, you will be required to configure NAP policies and settings for the type of enforcement methods that you plan to deploy.

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