Window server 2012 RADIUS question

Dear all

        We will have a project to install Cisco AP in one of our store, the user in the store will use iPad to connect wifi with the Cisco AP, our regional office from uk want us to install Microsoft RADIUS server for iPad Auth with the RADIUS server, I have a few questions, the radius server does it needs to installed in DC ? Can it be install on local server ? And create local user and group on the local server instead ? And store iPad will be using the account n password created from window server to connect with the wifi from Cisco AP ? Hope you can help, thanks !
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Craig BeckCommented:
You can configure the NPS role on any Microsoft Server.  It doesn't have to be a DC.  That means you could install NPS on the store-local server and point the AP to that for RADIUS.  It will still be able to query AD for the user's credentials.

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piaakitAuthor Commented:
thanks, as we just have migrated our domain server to a goblal one from head office from UK , we do not have right to login to the current DC, we just use the web to manage the user account from Dell Quest, thats why we would like to build a RADIUS on local server instead, how do i setup to be able to query AD for user credentials ? if i do not have access right to login to our current DC ?
piaakitAuthor Commented:
Any idea ? Does it mean the local server need to be a member server of the current DC?
Craig BeckCommented:
Yes it needs to be a member server.
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