Learn About What Is Nps Network Policy In Brief.

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I was just wondering about what is nps network policy. Every time I try to read about it, I fail to understand the same.

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Learn About What Is Nps Network Policy In Brief.


NPS, the Network Policy Server is the implementation of server and proxy of RADIUS, that is Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service by Microsoft. It is the successor of the popular Internet Authentication Service (IAS).

As a RADIUS server, NPS executes authentication, authorization, as well as accounting for wireless, authenticating switch, and virtual private network (VPN) connections.

NPS is even a health evaluator server for NAP, that is Network Access Protection. NPS runs authorization and authentication of network connection attempts.

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Learn About What Is Nps Network Policy In Brief.


NPS stands for Network Policy Server. It is included among the NPAS server role as well as HRA or Health Registration Authority and HCAP or Host Credential Authorization Protocol. NPAS or Network Policy and Access Services is a component of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. It is a replacement for the IAS or Internet Authentication Service from Windows Server 2003.

NPAS helps in protecting the health and security of a network. IAS is the Microsoft implementation of a RADIUS server or the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service in Windows Server 2003. IAS was renamed to NPS in Windows Server operating systems after Windows Server 2003. In Windows Server 2008, NPAS is a role service which can function as RADIUS server, RADIUS proxy, and Network Access Protection policy server.

NPSEE allows the use of heterogeneous set of remote access, switch, wireless, or VPN equipment. You can use NPS using the Routing and Remote Access service available in Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions.

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