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Network Access Protection Agent

 

General Information

This service is not valid for a “home” network.

Windows 8

Default Description

The Network Access Protection (NAP) agent service collects and manages health information for client computers on a network. Information collected by NAP agent is used to make sure that the client computer has the required software and settings. If a client computer is not compliant with health policy, it can be provided with restricted network access until its configuration is updated. Depending on the configuration of health policy, client computers might be automatically updated so that users quickly regain full network access without having to manually update their computer.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): napagent
Display Name: Network Access Protection Agent

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

The Network Access Protection (NAP) agent service collects and manages health information for client computers on a network. Information collected by NAP agent is used to make sure that the client computer has the required software and settings. If a client computer is not compliant with health policy, it can be provided with restricted network access until its configuration is updated. Depending on the configuration of health policy, client computers might be automatically updated so that users quickly regain full network access without having to manually update their computer.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): napagent
Display Name: Network Access Protection Agent

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

What service Network Access Protection Agent needs to function properly:

What other service require Network Access Protection Agent to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Enables Network Access Protection (NAP) functionality on client computers.

Additional Information

This service is not valid for a “home” network.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): napagent
Display Name: Network Access Protection Agent

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

What service Network Access Protection Agent needs to function properly:

What other service require Network Access Protection Agent to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Windows XP

Default Description

Allows windows clients to participate in Network Access Protection.

Additional Information

New to XP in Service Pack 3, it is safe to keep it on the default setting.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Not Available Not Available Not Available Manual
XP MCE 2005 Not Available Not Available Not Available Manual
XP Pro Not Available Not Available Not Available Manual
XP Tablet PC 2005 Not Available Not Available Not Available Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): napagent
Display Name: Network Access Protection Agent

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Network Access Protection Agent needs to function properly:

What other service require Network Access Protection Agent to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading