Managing RADIUS Clients

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

You can configure any of the following types of RADIUS clients in NPS:

  • Virtual private network (VPN) servers

  • Wireless access points

  • 802.1X authenticating switches

  • Dial-up servers

  • NPS proxies

  • Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway) servers

To use NPS to manage network access, you must configure one or more RADIUS clients in NPS.

If you are configuring an NPS proxy as a RADIUS client on an NPS server, the NPS proxy must also be configured with RADIUS clients that forward connection requests to the proxy. The proxy forwards the connection request to a remote RADIUS server group based on the connection request processing rules defined on the proxy.

The following objectives are part of managing RADIUS clients: