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, 649 hits)

  2 MDT (85.2 MiB, 712 hits)

  3 PowerShell (27.5 MiB, 631 hits)

  4 PRTG Network Monitor (47.5 MiB, 632 hits)

  5 OpenVAS (32.9 MiB, 549 hits)

  6 WSUS and Chocolatey (60.3 MiB, 608 hits)

  7 NPS and VLANs (10.7 MiB, 775 hits)

Slides as PDF

  1 Intro (2.0 MiB, 653 hits)

  2 MDT (2.2 MiB, 829 hits)

  3 PowerShell (1.8 MiB, 701 hits)

  4 PRTG Network Monitor (3.2 MiB, 720 hits)

  5 OpenVAS (2.3 MiB, 703 hits)

  6 WSUS and Chocolatey (2.9 MiB, 836 hits)

  7 NPS and VLANs (1.4 MiB, 761 hits)

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