NPS Server Configuration To Integrate with Azure MFA:- Part3 (PowerShell)

Last of the NPS integration with Azure MFA blogs, this will include using PowerShell for installation of the Radius Configuration from a backup along with additional snippets of PowerShell to potentially help you to automate your own NPS server build.

Installation of NPS Server Role

Install-WindowsFeature NPAS -IncludeManagementTools

Configure and add RadiusClients

The below Password is in plain text for example, it is recommended to use a secure-string, get-credential or similar to secure your password rather than passing the Password in as plain text.

$RadiusClient1IPAddress = ""
$RadiusClient1Password = "secret_password"
New-NpsRadiusClient -Address $RadiusClientIPAddress -Name "Client1" -SharedSecret $RadiusClient1Password

Restart NPS Service

Restart-Service IAS -Force

Register NPS Server with Domain Controller

netsh nps add registeredserver

Restore a NPS Configuration

First a XML file is required to be taken from a NPS server that has the correct policy, this is done by:-

  1. Open NPS Server
  2. Right-click “NPS (Local)”
  3. Select “Export Configuration”
  4. Save XML


If you have followed my initial NPS configuration in this blog , authentication is restricted to a group, the snippet below within your XML configuration will need to be changed if you are restoring the configuration to a different domain.

Replace “replace_with_correct_ssid“:


SSID found using powershell:

$adgroupsidname = 'NPSusers'
$sid = (New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount($adgroupsidname)).Translate([System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier]).value

Your XML is now ready to be applied by the below & include a restart of NPS server

 Import-NpsConfiguration -Path "C:\folderlocation\npsserver_export.xml"

Restart-Server IAS -Force

Using the above, you will now be able to automate your NPS Server installation & restore if required.

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