- Migrate to a new server with new NetBIOS Name and New IP Address
- Migrate to a new server retaining NetBIOS Name and IP Address
Step1: Backup NPS Server, NPS Policy & certificate
- Open NPS Policy Server from Server Manager>Right Click on NPS(Local)>Export Configuration.
- Select I am aware that I am exporting all shared secret. Click Ok>Export as a XML File into a UNC path accessible to new server.
- right Click on Template Management>Export Template to a File. Export as a XML File into a UNC path accessible to new server.
- Open MMC>Add Certificate Snap-in>Computer Account>Select Personal>Certificate>Export Certificate with Private Key.
- Use Windows Backup to backup NPS server. If NPS server is virtualized, then simply right click the virtual machine from Hyper-v manager and rename the machine. Now Power of the VM.
Step2: Build a new Server.
- Build a new server. Activate Windows. Assign TCP/IP and join to the domain.
- Open MMC>Add Certificate Snap-in>Computer Account>Select Personal>Certificate>Import Certificate with Private Key.
- From Roles and Feature Wizard>add network Policy and Services>Select NPS, NAP and Health registration services, Click Next>Select Certificate Authority>Select Certificate>Select Finish Installation.
Step3: Register NPS.
- If you have retained NetBIOS Name and IP Address mentioned in scenario 2 then you don’t need to re-register. It’s already registered.
- If you have a different NetBIOS Name and IP address then Right Click NPS(Local)>Register NPS Server to Active Directory.
Step4: Import NPS Policies
- Open NPS Policy Server>right Click on NPS(Local)>Import Configuration. Point to the XML file you have exported in step1 and import the file.
- Right Click on Template Management>Import template from a File. Point to the XML file you have exported in step1 and import the file.
Step5: Test Client
- Connect a client using WIFI or VPN whichever purpose you have configured NPS.
- Open Event Viewer in NPS Server and Check Security log. You will see clients are connected successfully.
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