Deploying Protected Wireless Access

To deploy a protected wireless network using Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, follow these steps:

  1. Deploy certificates.

  2. Configure Active Directory for user accounts and groups.

  3. Configure NPS servers.

  4. Deploy wireless APs.

  5. Configure wireless clients.

Deploying Certificates

Each wireless client in the following authentication configurations needs a computer certificate:

  • Computer authentication with EAP-TLS or PEAP-TLS and computer certificates. Each wireless client computer needs a computer certificate.

  • User authentication with EAP-TLS or PEAP-TLS and either smart cards or registry-based user certificates. Each wireless user needs a smart card, or each wireless client computer needs a user certificate.

  • User or computer ...

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