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NPS/Radius Installation - Windows 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • When installing NPS/Radius, is installing AD directory services required?

    When looking at the how-to blogs/or sites, I can see that directory services was installed as I review the screenshots.  Is this just a by product of using a single server in a lab environment where the posters already have AD installed?

    Basically, is AD directory services required to be on the same server for NPS/Radius to be installed?

    Thanks

    Ron

    Friday, December 5, 2014 3:03 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    AD directory services is not necessary for NPS/RADIUS. If the NPS server is not joined to a domain, NPS uses the local Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database by default. If the NPS is a member server in an Active Directory domain, it is configured by default to use the Active Directory user accounts database to authenticate and authorize connection requests.

    AD directory services is not required to be on the same server for NPS/RADIUS. In order to Simplified configuration, usually install several service roles in the same device in how-to blogs/sites. 

    Best Regards,           
    Eve Wang                                                                                                                                                  


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    Monday, December 8, 2014 4:16 AM

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  • Hi,

    AD directory services is not necessary for NPS/RADIUS. If the NPS server is not joined to a domain, NPS uses the local Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database by default. If the NPS is a member server in an Active Directory domain, it is configured by default to use the Active Directory user accounts database to authenticate and authorize connection requests.

    AD directory services is not required to be on the same server for NPS/RADIUS. In order to Simplified configuration, usually install several service roles in the same device in how-to blogs/sites. 

    Best Regards,           
    Eve Wang                                                                                                                                                  


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, December 8, 2014 4:16 AM
  • Thanks for the information Eve.

    Ron

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:30 PM