Updated: February 6, 2011
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
Smart cards are a tamper-resistant and portable way to provide security solutions for tasks such as client authentication, logging on to domains, code signing, and securing e-mail.
What's New in Smart Cards
Describes the changes to smart cards in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Describes a one-time password (OTP) authentication solution that can be used to implement two-factor authentication with remote access technologies such as DirectAccess.
Windows Smart Card Technical Reference
Describes the Windows smart card infrastructure and how smart card–related components work in Windows.
Smart Card Troubleshooting Guide
Provides troubleshooting information for smart cards in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
The Secure Access Using Smart Cards Planning Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=168835)