Network Access Protection is a great new feature of Windows Server 2008 that will help you understand the health of your client machines (Windows Vista and Windows XP Service Pack 3) and increase the trust in your network.
Server and Domain Isolation utilises IPsec to protect domain computers from un-trusted devices. Network Access Protection automates the process of moving machines between logical trusted and un-trusted IPsec networks.
Here are the links for Tuesday the 19th of February 2008:
- Microsoft have released a heap of updated documentation for NAP. These are existing documents that have been updated for Windows Server 2008 RTM: Network Access Protection Platform Architecture, Introduction to Network Access Protection, Internet Protocol Security Enforcement in the Network Access Protection Platform, Step-by-Step Guide: Demonstrate NAP VPN Enforcement in a Test Lab, Step-by-Step Guide: Demonstrate NAP IPsec Enforcement in a Test Lab, Step-by-Step Guide: Demonstrate NAP DHCP Enforcement in a Test Lab and Step-by-Step Guide: Demonstrate NAP 802.1X Enforcement in a Test Lab. (The Demonstrate NAP VPN Enforcement download is currently the wrong document, hopefully that will be fixed soon).
- A new NAP knowledge-base article has been posted: Successful authentications occur even though the authentications do not participate in Network Access Protection on a Windows Vista-based computer.
- The Lazy Admin has some detail, currently missing from the documentation, on configuring the NAP agent in Windows XP Service Pack 3.