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Network Access Protection Agent service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
Service name: napagent
Display name: Network Access Protection Agent

Description:
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
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Network Access Protection Agent from Services.msc.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Locate Network Access Protection Agent observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Network Access Protection Agent

To finish press ok button and close Services window
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
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of Network Access Protection Agent from
Registry Editor.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
   
Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window
, select Paste and press Enter

To Start Network Access Protection Agent:

net start napagent

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop Network Access Protection Agent:

net stop napagent

To change Startup type:

Automatic:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\napagent" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\napagent" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\napagent" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\napagent" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\napagent" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\napagent" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change Startup type of Network Access Protection Agent
from Command Prompt.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent Network Access Protection Agent service from starting with the
operating system using System Configuration (msconfig.exe)
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Write msconfig and press Enter
In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Network Access Protection Agent.
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish.  
Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart.  
Up Back
   
   
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.