Network Policy Server (NPS) provides three types of policies:
- Connection request policies. Sets of
conditions and settings that specify which RADIUS servers perform
the authentication, authorization, and accounting of connection
requests received by the NPS server from RADIUS clients. Connection
request policies can be configured to designate which RADIUS
servers are used for RADIUS accounting.
When you deploy Network Access Protection (NAP) using the VPN or 802.1X enforcement methods with PEAP authentication, you must configure PEAP authentication in connection request policy even when connection requests are processed locally.
- Network policies. Sets of conditions,
constraints, and settings that specify who is authorized to connect
to the network and the circumstances under which they can or cannot
connect. When you deploy NAP, health policy is added to the network
policy configuration so that NPS performs client health checks
during the authorization process.
- Health policies. One or more system
health validators (SHVs) and other settings that allow you to
define client computer configuration requirements for the
NAP-capable computers that attempt to connect to your network.
Health policies are used only with NAP.
These policies are different from and unrelated to Group Policy.