Network Access Protection (NAP) Agent
Updated: May 25, 2011
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
The Network Access Protection (NAP) Agent is the primary service that allows a computer to function as a NAP client. The NAP Agent service is responsible for gathering client health data from the installed system health agents (SHAs) and forwarding that information to NAP enforcement clients for evaluation.
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
The Network Access Protection (NAP) Agent service must be able to communicate with an installed enforcement client in order to provide the enforcement client with health status and receive information about the level of network access granted to the client computer.
The Network Access Protection (NAP) Agent service must be able to communicate with installed system health agents (SHA) in order to manage the health status that is monitored and reported by a SHA. In order for this communication to take place, each installed SHA must initialize, register, and bind to the NAP Agent service.