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network access protection

  1. #1


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    network access protection


    Hello
    I was looking through my action center and saw where this is not on. I read that it is not usually used for home networks, which I am on.
    I further read that one goes to services.msc to turn it on.

    I have Win 8 with Window's protection and a router. I do not know if there is a downside to turning it on.
    Is it advisable to turn it on?
    Thank you
    Peter

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  2. #2


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    Network Access Protection (NAP) is used in domain networks in large enterprises as a security measure so that only machines that reach certain hardware or software requirements are allowed access to the network. For example it is often used in AntiVirus solutions so that a machine is only allowed access to the network if it has the most recent A/V definitions. Equally, it can be setup so that only the machines with certain hardware are allowed access to the network. For example only the machines an organisation purchases.

    Unless you are connected to a domain network this should be turned off. Also if you do not have a NAP server (Service in Windows Server operating systems) then you won't receive any benefit from have the service enabled on your machine. My advice, turn the service off and save on processing power since you will never use it in a typical home environment.

    I hope this helps to clarify,
    Josh!
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  3. #3


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    It certainly does and I am very appreciative.
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  4. #4


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    No worries I'll get this thread to be marked as solved however if you have any further queries then we will do our best to help

    Josh
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  5. #5


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Thank you, sir.
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