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    Hi all,

    I have recently implemented NAP with DHCP enforcement on our company network. Now everything is working fine except for the three people who are using MAC's to connect to the internet.

    These macs are being denied access presumably because they do not meet the health requirements to join the network (windows automatic updating turned on, windows firewall enabled, Antivirus program installed).

    I have not really used a MAC before for any period of time and was wondering if anyone here had a little insight maybe as to how I can get these machines connected. Is there a service hidden deep within Mac OSx similar to the windows NAP agent that needs to be started. Or is it completely impossible for MACs to interact with a LAN with NAP enabled

    Thanks for any imput,

    Kind Regards

    Dave

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    Re: Connecting to a network protected with NAP with a Mac

    Wow that was annoying. Half an hour of searching later and I've come up with an answer. This will be the second time I have answered my own post lol!

    Anyway for those passing through and looking for the same resource:

    http://www.unetsha.com

    Is one of several companies that provide both a NAP client app (to be installed on the MAC) and a management program (to be installed on the NPS server)

    Either way It seems I have two choices. Either disable NAP so the MACs can connect ...or spend 55 on 5 licences

    ..time to put on the 'justification of IT budget' hat and go speak to the finance director lol

    Thanks all

    Dave

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    • #3
      Re: Connecting to a network protected with NAP with a Mac

      Or make an exception for the macs?
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...58(WS.10).aspx
      Marcel
      Technical Consultant
      Netherlands
      http://www.phetios.com
      http://blog.nessus.nl

      MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
      "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

      "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
      "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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      • #4
        Re: Connecting to a network protected with NAP with a Mac

        Thanks Dumber. I will create a few exceptions based on the MAC addresses of the Macs connecting. This should work a lot better, and be cheaper ...bonus!

        Thanks again

        Edit:

        Just to finish this. NAP is now fully functional and nicely ignoring the MACs on the network. This link will help anyone trying to add exceptions by MAC address.

        http://blogs.technet.com/teamdhcp/ar...ppliances.aspx
        Last edited by gingerbeast121; 20th October 2009, 15:54.

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        • #5
          Re: Connecting to a network protected with NAP with a Mac

          You are welcome
          Marcel
          Technical Consultant
          Netherlands
          http://www.phetios.com
          http://blog.nessus.nl

          MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
          "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

          "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
          "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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