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Services and scheduled tasks cannot log on if a smart card is not present in Windows Server 2003
Article ID: 889505 - View products that this article applies to.
In Microsoft Windows Server 2003, when you click to select the Smart card is required for interactive logon check box in the properties of all the user accounts in Active Directory Users and Computers, you expect that users who log on interactively must supply a smart card to log on. However, services and scheduled tasks that use an account to log on also cannot log on if a smart card is not present.
In this scenario, you see events that are similar to the following when you view the Security log in Event Viewer:
This issue occurs because the Smart card is required for interactive logon account option applies to all logon types except the network logon type. This option does not apply only to interactive logons.
To work around this issue, click to clear the Smart card is required for interactive logon check box for the user accounts that services and scheduled tasks use to log on to the network. To do this, follow these steps:
Logon types include the following:
Article ID: 889505 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 1.3