"Network Access Protection Agent - svchost.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Network Access Protection Agent" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Network Access Protection Agent" service related to svchost.exe?

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A

"Network Access Protection Agent" is a Windows 8 service that collects and manages health information for client computers on a network. Information collected by NAP agent is used to make sure that the client computer has the required software and settings. If a client computer is not compliant with health policy, it can be provided with restricted network access until its configuration is updated. Depending on the configuration of health policy, client computers might be automatically updated so that users quickly regain full network access without having to manually update their computer. "Network Access Protection Agent" service is provided by svchost.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Network Access Protection Agent" service:

Service name: napagent
Display name: Network Access Protection Agent
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
Dependencies: {RpcSs}

"Network Access Protection Agent" service is provided by a program called: svchost.exe:

Name: svchost.exe
Location: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
Description: Host Process for Windows Services
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 29696 bytes
Modified: 9/20/2012 6:33:52 AM UTC

Disabling "Network Access Protection Agent" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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