Do not allow smart card device redirection

This policy setting allows you to control the redirection of smart card devices in a Remote Desktop Services session. If you enable this policy setting Remote Desktop Services users cannot use a smart card to log on to a Remote Desktop Services session. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting smart card device redirection is allowed. By default Remote Desktop Services automatically redirects smart card devices on connection. Note: The client computer must be running at least Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or at least Microsoft Windows XP Professional and the target server must be joined to a domain.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> Terminal Services # fEnableSmartCard

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Device and Resource Redirection


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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