Network Access Protection Design Guide available October 9th

From the NAP blog:

Hey NAP fans!

Great news from the documentation front: The Network Access Protection Design Guide from our intrepid technical writer and NAP Forum hero Greg Lindsay is going to be published this Thursday, Oct 9! This is part of the suite of guides for NAP that will be available from here.

The NAP Design Guide explains the advantages, disadvantages, requirements, recommendations, and design considerations for deploying NAP for the IPsec, 802.1X, VPN, and DHCP enforcement methods.

I will post the link to this valuable resource on Thursday.

Joe Davies
Senior Program Manager

Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides released

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.

Here’s the new one’s available:

  • New! System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • New! System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  • New! Internet Information Services 7.0
  • New! Selecting the Right NAP Architecture
  • Here’s the one’s already available:

  • Infrastructure Planning and Design Series Introduction
  • Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization
  • Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology
  • Windows Deployment Services
  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services
  • Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services
  • Windows Server Virtualization (for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1)

    Here’s the URL to find all of them:

    Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection (NAP) released

    Source: Forefront Client Security Team Blog

    The Forefront Client Security team is pleased to announce the public availability of the Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection (NAP)!

    NAP is a technology provided with Windows Server 2008, and works with Vista and Windows XP with Service Pack 3. With NAP, you can restrict network access based on the computer’s compliance with your corporate security policy. Computers out of compliance can be prevented from accessing the network until they have remediated the items out of compliance.

    For more information about the Integration Kit, including features and customer stories, see the  Solution Accelerators blog (, and the Solution Accelerators TechNet site ( To download the Integration Kit, see the Microsoft Download center.