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How To: Configure Microsoft Remote Desktop Client and Smart Card Authentication

Great walk-through on enabling smart cards authentication on Terminal Service farms.

Sure I can login into my Enterprise by typing user name, password and domain or computer name. And yes, my new T61p laptop is outfitted with a fingerprint reader, but how about the smart cards? While with Windows 2000 smart cards were a pain, there were also issues with vendor support at Vista rollout. Now we are on the verge of Windows 2008 going RTM, are we ready?

Before starting on the project I had to address a few concerns:

  • Support for my x64 OS
  • Interoperability with prior OS (Windows XP and Windows 2003 at the minimum)
  • Ability to “cut” my own certificates to be imported into the smart card.

Read the complete article @> Getting Started with the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client and Smart Card Authentication

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