JSI Tip 7773. How can a user who requires a smart card for interactive logon access a network resource that requires username and password authentication?

When you check the Smart card is required for interactive logon box for a user account, Windows Server 2003 assigns a random complex password.

When a network resource requires username and password authentication, the user cannot use the net use command to enter their credentials.

To workaround this behavior, use the /smartcard switch with the net use command. This switch will pass the credentials after the user enters their smart card personal identification number (PIN) in response to a prompt.

NOTE: An administrator can reset the user password, but doing so can compromise security.



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