When you try to force interactive smart card logons by using a Group Policy setting, the setting does not work on Microsoft Windows 2000-based client computers. You can use a smart card to log on to the client computers, but the policy setting is not enforced.
Note For more information about the Interactive logon: Require smart card setting, see the "More Information" section.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
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Because of file dependencies, this hotfix requires Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 22-Apr-2005 06:47 5.0.2195.7040 337,168 Msgina.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
If you follow these steps to try to force interactive smart card logons, the steps will not work on Windows 2000-based client computers:
Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
In Group Policy, expand Computer Configuration, expand Windows Settings, expand Security Settings, expand Local Policies, and then expand Security Options.
In the left pane, double-click Interactive logon: Require smart card, click Enabled, and then click OK.