Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Smart cards are a tamper-resistant and portable way to provide security solutions for tasks such as client authentication, logging on to a Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 family domain, code signing and securing e-mail.
Before deploying smart cards, see Checklist: Deploying smart cards for logging on to Windows.
For help with specific tasks, see Smart Card How To....
For general background information, see Smart Card Concepts.