Overview

Introduction

The Configure Network Access Protection module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Install Network Policy and Access Service
  • Configure Network Access Protection in NPS

Exercise 1 - Install Network Policy and Access Service

In this exercise, you will configure Network Access Protection (NAP) -- a technology available in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and later versions. NAP gives administrators the capability to enforce health requirements by inspecting system settings of client computers such as availability of anti-virus software, functionality of Windows firewall and other relevant network services.

A NAP-enabled client if deemed non-compliant with the health requirements of NAP server will have limited access to the network. NAP server can help non-compliant clients by using remediation which will automatically enable components on the affected computers.

Exercise 2 - Configure Network Access Protection in NPS

Network Access Protection when used with Network Policy Server provides the administrator the ability to set enforce restrictions on Windows clients to comply with security policies on the corporate network. Policies like having Windows Firewall enabled, Anti-virus installed and Windows Update enabled are some of the settings that can checked on a Windows client before they are allowed access to network resources.

In this exercise, you will enable NAP enforcement for the DHCP server you installed earlier.

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