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  • I have CA on the same server (windows 2003) as my second domain server.
  • I created certificate for my user
  • In Administrative Tools->Active Directory Users and Computers->(My user)->Account tab->Account Options I've checked "Smart card is required for interactive logon" check box

From that moment Windows required me to login using my smart card.

After few days I wanted to disable it.
So again In Administrative Tools->Active Directory Users and Computers->(My user)->Account tab->Account Options I've disabled "Smart card is required for interactive logon" check box

dear windows - it's disabled

But windows completly ignores this setting. Even this domain server on which I disabled it still requires me to use smart card.

What else should I do to disable smart card logon ?

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Ahh, found it.

This KB article has one important sentence: "On a Windows Server 2003-based domain controller, if the "Smart card is required for interactive logon" policy setting is enabled, the domain controller generates a random password for the user".

So I was unable to logon after disabling the checkbox because my password was set to some random value instead of my old password.

After resetting it, both password and smart card logon works.

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