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[MS-NAPOD]: Network Access Protection Protocols Overview

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Abstract

Network Access Protection (NAP) verifies the identities of users and the proper software configuration of client computers and system states, such as anti-virus software and anti-malware, through network access processes. Network access protection also provides mechanisms for the client to remediate problem states, such as out-of-date software or loading new anti-virus signatures. The Microsoft Windows® client and server operating systems implement a set of network access protection protocol standards, such as the Protocol Bindings for SoH [TNC-IF-TNCCSPBSoH]. That protocol is encapsulated in several other lower-level network protocols, including the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Extensions for Network Access Protection (NAP) [MS-DHCPN], the Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol [MS-PEAP], and the Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) [RFC2865].

This document describes the intended functionality of the NAP protocols and how they interact. It provides examples of some of the common user scenarios. It does not restate the processing rules and other details that are specific for each protocol. These details are described in the protocol specifications for each of the protocols and data structures.

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