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?
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compdigit44Asked:
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Rob StoneCommented:
This link should cover off your question.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771347(v=ws.10).aspx

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).
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Thanks,
So I see that RADIUS is an RFC standard and NPS is MS off take of this correct
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Rob StoneCommented:
Yes, you can have different RADIUS devices (Cisco for example), and as you point out, NPS is MS's version of the product.
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