Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Network Policy Server (NPS) can be used as a RADIUS server to perform authentication, authorization, and accounting for RADIUS clients. A RADIUS client can be either a network access server or a RADIUS proxy. When NPS is used as a RADIUS server, it provides a central authentication and authorization service for all access requests and a central accounting service for all accounting requests that are sent by RADIUS clients.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

NPS Server Communication

Network Policy Server (NPS) must be able to communicate with configured RADIUS clients in order to receive and process connection requests.

RADIUS Client Availability

RADIUS clients must be available to Network Policy Server (NPS) in order for NPS to process connection requests.

Network Policy Server Infrastructure