Windows Server

NAP – How to connect workstations using Network Access Protection to a RADIUS server

Posted by on 31 May, 2015 in Cisco Meraki, Microsoft, Windows Server | 0 comments


Radius Server – Windows server 2012 R2 Standard with NAP installed and configured

Wireless – Cisco Meraki M32 Wireless Access Points connected to a MX firewall.




When Clients are connecting to a Wireless network using 802.11 or WPA2 Enterprise they are showing in the event viewer on the radius server  as Non-NAP Capable and quarantined.


Event ID: 6276

Authentication Details:

Connection Request Policy Name:   NAP 802.1X (Wireless)

Network Policy Name:  NAP 802.1X (Wireless) Non NAP-Capable

Authentication Provider:  Windows

Authentication Type:  PEAP

EAP Type:  Microsoft: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)

Quarantine Information:

Result:  Quarantined




This occurs if the client is not setup correctly causing them to show as Non-NAP Capable.




There are a few Settings that need to be enabled on the client and most/all of the settings below can be pushed out by a group policy.


1) Make Sure the Network Access Protection Service is running



2) As there is a delay when the wireless network connects you need to start the NAP service after the wireless.


This can be done by going to the following entry in the registry and making the change below:


Update the DependOnService entry and add napagent.


The entry should look similar to the below.  You will need to reboot the client for the registry change to take effect.

NOTE: The service WCMSVC below is only required for Windows 8 workstations. 



3) Enable the Following Setting in:

GPO Manager > Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Network Access Protection > NAP Client Configuration > Enforcement Clients




4) On the Client Machine go to Network and Sharing

Select adaptor settings > Right click the Wireless connection once connected to the wireless connection > Select Status > Wireless Properties > Security Tab > Settings > Select Enforce Network Access Protection > Select OK on all open windows.



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