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Checklist: Deploying smart cards for logging on to Windows

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

Checklist: Deploying smart cards for logging on to Windows

 

Step Reference

Review concepts about smart cards.

Smart Card Smart Card Concepts

Set up certification authorities (CAs) and the certification hierarchy

If you have not already done so, follow the checklist for deploying certification authorities and public key infrastructure (PKI) on an intranet.

Checklist: Creating a certification hierarchy with an offline root certification authority

For each domain

Set the security permissions of the Smart Card User, Smart Card Logon, and Enrollment Agent certificate templates to allow smart card users to enroll for certificates.

Allow subjects to request a certificate that is based on the template

For each certification authority issuing smart card certificates

Set up the certification authority to issue smart card certificates.

Prepare a certification authority to issue smart card certificates

If you did not do so in the previous step, set up a certification authority to issue Enrollment Agent certificates.

To establish the certificate types that an enterprise certification authority can issue

Set up a smart card enrollment station

Install a smart card reader.

Install a smart card reader on a computer

Get an Enrollment Agent certificate for the persons who will be setting up smart cards for users.

Prepare a smart card certificate enrollment station

For each smart card user

Set up smart cards.

Set up a smart card for user logon

Install a smart card reader on the smart card user's computer.

Install a smart card reader on a computer

Review smart card logon procedure.

Log on to a computer with a smart card

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