Network Policy Server

Bit of a crazy issue when deploying a new Ruckus wireless network – in first suspecting an issue with the controller software or perhaps some kind of access control list blocking traffic it turns out that the default Windows Firewall rule for allowing NPS traffic is broken in some fashion.

Having tried this (and it working fine) on Windows Server 2012 R2/2016 it really does appear to be isolated to Server 2019.

Discovering this came about with a few traffic captures combined with the wonderful NTRadPing tool. The fix is to manually create the rule, see the screenshots below on how to do this.

With thanks to the 50 staff from across the University for attending please see below the links to the videos and PowerPoints of the day!

Direct link to Playlist –

Slides as PowerPoint

  1 Intro (4.3 MiB, 711 hits)

  2 MDT (85.2 MiB, 779 hits)

  3 PowerShell (27.5 MiB, 698 hits)

  4 PRTG Network Monitor (47.5 MiB, 693 hits)

  5 OpenVAS (32.9 MiB, 591 hits)

  6 WSUS and Chocolatey (60.3 MiB, 661 hits)

  7 NPS and VLANs (10.7 MiB, 846 hits)

Slides as PDF

  1 Intro (2.0 MiB, 713 hits)

  2 MDT (2.2 MiB, 924 hits)

  3 PowerShell (1.8 MiB, 999 hits)

  4 PRTG Network Monitor (3.2 MiB, 783 hits)

  5 OpenVAS (2.3 MiB, 765 hits)

  6 WSUS and Chocolatey (2.9 MiB, 931 hits)

  7 NPS and VLANs (1.4 MiB, 820 hits)

Stay tuned over the coming days for the scripts that are mentioned through the video which will be linked to from this post.