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Introducing Windows Server® 2008 by The Microsoft Windows Server Team, Mitch Tulloch

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Understanding the NAP Architecture

Let’s dig into the NAP architecture a bit so that we can understand these enforcement mechanisms better. So it’s time for a couple of diagrams and some explanation. Let’s start with the big picture (shown in Figure 10-1).

Overall architecture of NAP showing various components

Figure 10-1. Overall architecture of NAP showing various components

On the left of this figure are the clients trying to get onto your network and the remediation servers that can provide updates to them to move the health status of these clients from unhealthy (noncompliant) to healthy (compliant). These remediation servers can be Microsoft products such as System Center Configuration Manager 2007 ...

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