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#1 rp-57

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 11:30 PM

Hello,

 

I have windows 8 64 bit.

Just noticed that network access protection agent is not on.

Is there any concern for that to be off?

 

Thankyou.

 

 



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 12:59 AM

Assuming that the computer in question is a home PC then you do not need the "Network Access Protection Agent". The agent only has use in Corporate networks, where systems are required to meet certain criteria before connection to the corporate network.

 

The description of the service states:.

..."The Network Access Protection (NAP) agent service collects and manages health information for client computers on a network. Information collected by NAP agent is used to make sure that the client computer has the required software and settings. If a client computer is not compliant with health policy, it can be provided with restricted network access until its configuration is updated. Depending on the configuration of health policy, client computers might be automatically updated so that users quickly regain full network access without having to manually update their computer."...

 

Note that a system that does not comply, does not have significant access to the corp network, until it has remediated itself using whatever little access it is allowed.. The agent does not do any re-mediation at all - it just helps the corp network judge how much access the newly connected computer should be allowed, Home networks would normally NOT support this technology.

 

If your computer is part of, or occasionally connected to a corporate network, then you should talk to the administrator of that network.

 

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 02:28 PM

Yes My pc is a home computer.

 

And Thankyou for the information.

 

I appreciate that.



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 08:09 PM

The default Startup Type for NAP is manual....see here.
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Posted 16 May 2015 - 09:04 PM

Thankyou for the information quietman 7 :thumbup2:



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 09:09 PM

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