Planning a Smart Card Deployment

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Smart card support in Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 enables you to enhance the security of many critical functions, including client authentication, interactive logon, and document signing, in your organization. If you are using or planning to use public key certificates, deploy smart cards to increase security for your network and critical applications.

In This Chapter

Overview of Smart Card Deployment

Creating a Plan for Smart Card Use

Selecting Smart Card Hardware

Creating a Smart Card Deployment Plan

Planning for Ongoing Smart Card Support

Additional Resources for Smart Card Deployment