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Network Access Protection Agent - Windows 8 Service

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.

This service also exists in Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Network Access Protection Agent
Service name:napagent
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
File:%WinDir%\system32\qagentRT.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Network Access Protection Agent service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Network Access Protection Agent fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the napagent service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Network Access Protection Agent won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Network Access Protection Agent

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetworkAccessProtectionAgentWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the qagentRT.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.