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Windows 2012 RADIUS vs NPS

I understand basically what a NPS server is but what I am confused over is the relation to a RADIUS server and what RADIUS does.

Does NPS just handle network policies and RADIUS is for the authentication of connections?
Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2008

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Rob Stone

8/22/2022 - Mon
Rob Stone

This link should cover off your question.


You are right, NPS is where the Policies are configured and the RADIUS act's as the central authentication server if configured that way (it doesn't have to be configured as a central auth server).

So I see that RADIUS is an RFC standard and NPS is MS off take of this correct
Rob Stone

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