NPS and Server 2019

Robert 61 Reputation points


I have about 300 AP's in need to bulk import into NPS for a policy. In previous server versions, only the Server Enterprise version would allow that. Now Server 2019 only has Standard and Datacenter. Could you tell me if the Server 2019 Standard version of NPS allow me to bulk import? Or would I need the Datacenter versions. Also, could you point me to a document to show me how this is accomplished please?

Thanks in advance.


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  1. Gloria Gu 3,836 Reputation points

    @Robert Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Q&A!

    According to my research, unfortunately I didn't find any artical about the version restrictions of bulk importing NPS policy.

    If you want to Bulk create NPS policies, There are no command line interfaces to create NPS rules which leaves one option. It is possible to export out the configuration to XML and also to import the configuration from XML. Therefore the solution is:

    Export out the NPS configuration to XML
    Export-NpsConfiguration -Path NPSConfig.xml
    Modify the XML with the rules required
    Import in the updated XML
    Import-NpsConfiguration -Path NPSConfig.xml

    You can use Windows PowerShell command to import the XLM file. For more details, please refer to:

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  1. Robert 61 Reputation points

    Hello and thank you for the information. I may be confused. I need to import devices, Meraki Access Points to be specific. We have about 300 AP's and I'm hoping not to have to key in each device and MAC address.

    Does that make sense?


  2. Robert 61 Reputation points

  3. Robert 61 Reputation points


    The limitation is 50 devices with the 2012 standard edition and unlimited for Enterprise. So I was just wondering if the limitation still existed in 2019 Standard. Yes, I will have to test as this point. The DC's are now in place so, no going back now. Thanks for your answers on this !