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System Health Validation (NAP)

Intel AMT Release 4.0 and later releases can generate Statement of Health (SoH) messages that are compatible with the Microsoft* Network Access Protection (NAP) system. In support of this feature, the Local Manageability Service (LMS), beginning in Release 9.0, in the Intel® vPro™ Kit supports passing health information to a NAP agent.  Prior to Release 9.0, this functionality was supported by the User Notification Service (UNS).  Intel AMT and the LMS serve as a system health agent (SHA).  The Intel AMT Software Development Kit contains a sample system health validator (SHV) that can process the SoH and return a determination that Intel AMT is either “compliant” or “not compliant.” The NAP system uses the determination to grant or restrict access to network resources.

For more information, see the following:

   Intel AMT and System Health Validation

   NAP Environment

   Configuring the User Notification Service

   Intel AMT SHA Statement of Health

   Agent Presence Attribute

   Configuring Intel AMT to Generate SoH Messages

   Installing the Intel AMT System Health Validator



The NAP architecture is an integral part of Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Vista, and XP Pro SP2. See for a description of the Network Access Protection Platform Architecture.

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