The Implementing Network Policy Server 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:

  • Installing a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring a VPN Server and Client
  • Viewing NPS Logs

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Configuring a RADIUS Server
  • Creating a RADIUS Client
  • Configuring NPS Templates, RADIUS Accounting, and Network Policies for Wired Clients
  • Exporting NPS Policies

Exercise 1 - Install a Network Policy Server

In this exercise, you will install and configure the Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (RADIUS), which is implemented within Windows Server 2016 as the Network Policy Server (NPS).

The NPS provides a centralized infrastructure for the following: authentication of dial-in VPN users; authorization for access to network resources; and for counting the number of minutes a dial-in user spends in a remote session.

Exercise 2 - Configure a VPN Server and Client

In this exercise, you will configure the VPN ports for dial-in access to VPN users using the NPS window.

Exercise 3 - View the NPS Logs

Network Policy Server logs provide information about user authentication requests, access-accept messages, access-reject messages, and accounting requests and responses during a VPN session between a server and clients.

In this exercise, you will view the network policy logs and interpret them using a third-party NPS log reader, since Windows Server 2016 does not include a native tool for reading the contents of an NPS log file.

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