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How to Start/Stop Network Access Protection Agent service

Service name: napagent

Display name: Network Access Protection Agent


The Network Access Protection (NAP) agent service 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.

Path to executable:

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Network Access Protection Agent service from Registry Editor

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\napagent and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:

Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0

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