Radiator vs. FreeRadius

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I'm currently looking at alternatives to using Windows IAS/NPS for my 802.1x authentication solution within my deployment due to Windows Server 2003 being dreadfully outdated. Unfortunately I am unable to simply 'upgrade' to a later version of server as another issue presents itself. 

Previously I had made use of the 'realm stripping' feature to allow several different username strings to resolve to a single realm. However in NPS Windows 2008 R2 >higher this results in authentication fails even though the actual realm stripping seems to work. The stripped username is found in the AD, but still the authentication fails, (almost as if the password is wrong). Further investigation points to a failure to meet EAP security requirements after realm stripping occurs...

So my quandary, as Windows biased user I am search for free/cost effective alternatives. At this moment I am looking in to using Radiator and have performed a basic installation in conjunction with strawberry Perl (for the most part at least!) - even with the best of intentions I have found the documentation difficult to follow and OSC support to be flakey and unresponsive once I get in to the specifics...due to my lack of experience in this area I'm a little bit lost! 

Can anyone on here offer any support/recommendations? 
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