Windows Clients and Windows Server 2008 NAP: Why They Are Better Together
This talk explores the use of Network Access Protection built into Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008. Network Access Protection (NAP) is a platform and solution that controls access to network resources based on a client computer's identity and compliance with corporate governance policy. NAP allows network administrators to define granular levels of network access based on who a client is, the groups to which the client belongs, and the degree to which that client is compliant with corporate governance policy. If a client is not compliant, NAP provides a mechanism to automatically bring the client back into compliance and then dynamically increase its level of network access. We cover how to design, set up, and configure Network Access Protection (NAP), as well as five key ideas that you should know when planning a NAP installation. This presentation shows how server and client work better together. The use of demos and a quick set-up guide will help you in deploying NAP back at your company after this presentation.