Understand Network Access Protection

Practice Labs Module
Time
40 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

The "Understand Network Access Protection" module provides you with the instruction and devices to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises: Configuring Network Access Protection Server, Configuring Network Access Protection Client.

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Overview

Introduction

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

  • Configuring Network Access Protection Server
  • Configuring Network Access Protection Client

Exercise 1 - Configuring Network Access Protection Server

Network Access Protection (NAP) is a feature included in Network Policy and Access Services (NPS) of Windows Server that helps you protect the health and security of your corporate network. NPS defines the local and remote access policies of dial-in or VPN users. In addition, NPS can implement restrictions on client computers by enforcing compliance on the availability of anti-virus software, installed updates and Windows Firewall settings.

In this exercise, you will install Network Policy and Access Services and create a policy that will enforce compliance of Windows workstations to have their firewall settings enabled. NAP can be configured without the use of Routing and Remote Access Services and enforce system restrictions on client computers in a local network segment.

Exercise 2 - Configuring Network Access Protection Client

In the previous exercise, you set up the requirements for Network Access Protection Server by creating the policies.

To successfully implement NAP services on the client, you will verify if the network access protection client on Windows 7 is started automatically. After which you will enable the network access protection enforcement client console for DHCP server.

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