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  • Blog Post: What OS’es should NAP support?

    We visit many customers and partners around the world. One thing we hear consistently is “NAP client enforcement MUST BE SUPPORTED on XP”. Which OS’es would block / hinder your NAP deployments if they weren’t supported? Any nice-to-have’s (non-blocking)? Raw numbers and/or supporting facts about your...
  • Blog Post: Is there a difference between NAP on VISTA versus XP?

    The Network Access Protection Client for Windows XP is the same “platform” as the one shipping in Windows VISTA. However, some of the ways it differentiates itself from XP are: It is built-in to the product (out-of-the-box) An administration console is available for local and Group Policy...
  • Blog Post: NAP Client for Windows XP Q and A

    Q: What is Network Access Protection Client for Windows XP? A: Network Access Protection Client for Windows XP is just what it sounds like, it is the NAP client that Microsoft will release for Windows XP. Q: What operating systems will be supported? A: The client will work with all versions...
  • Blog Post: More on XP NAP

    Excerpt from a TechNet chat going-on right now: Mike Nash Ben Fathi (Moderator): Q: [5] When Network Access Protection comes out, will there be agents for downlevel clients, or only for Vista and Longhorn? A: Great question. First, the top priority will be to get the client done for Windows...
  • Blog Post: NAP Common Question Series: Will NAP be available on XP?

    Yes, our client-side NAP platform will be available on XP. In fact, my non-Vista laptop is running it right now. :-> http://blogs.msdn.com/photos/ms_nap_team/picture595501.aspx I can't discuss release dates and such, but know that it is coming (and already working). Jeff Sigman [MSFT]...
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