Configuring Windows Radius Server for User / Computer Authentication

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Anyone have any instructions / FAQs / etc. on how to configure a Windows Radius Server to allow 802.1x connections?  We would like both userid and workstation to validated.

We are currently doing this with our Trapeze wireless network with a Radius server on Windows 2003.  So for the Aerohive implementation we wanted to build a new server.   We can find no documentation on how the windows side needs to be configured.

We have reviewed this with no help:

Also reviewed this with no help:

Both documents deal with how the Aerohive needs to be configured, not the Windows Radius Server.

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For a standard dot1x authentication without any dynamic VLAN assignment, you need to configure EAP on the NPS just like any other EAP authentication. In order to assign the user into a user profile you will need to edit your radius policy settings:

Choose your policy- select settings- Radius Attribute - Standard - and add the followings

Tunnel-Type:IP (IP version 4)
Tunnel-Medium-Type: GRE
Tunnel-Pvt-Group-ID: <<user profile attribute number - default is 1>>

If you have multiple user profile attributes enabled on your network policy you will need to configure all of them in the NPS policy. You would only put multiple IDs if you do dynamic profile assignment or if you have multiple dot1x SSIDs with different user profiles.

I hope this answers your question.
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When I test through Hive Radius Test it returns the correct user attribute ID but when I try from client I get NPS error 1 and the authentication type is EAP instead of MS-CHAPv2. What could be wrong and how I can fix this?
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I am also having a similar problem, may I get assistance with this? 
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Happy to take a look, but it'll likely have to be outside of my work hours.

I'm nick.lowe on Skype
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If you look in the Event Viewer, what EAP type does it say?
I've had some issue with EAP type = Null/Unknown.
This could be a issue with the packet-size of the EAP payload and can be fixed by lowering MTU size. I've had this issue on both 2008r2 and 2012 servers.
Have a look at this site for how to:
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After playing with this on Monday I realized it was because I needed to change the certificate I was using.
Thanks for the help. 
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My problem was a certificate issue as well.  I had pointed my Radius server (NPS) to the wrong CA certificate. Live and learn!