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Windows, smartcard and automatic locking

I had a little problem with one Windows XP dell laptop where we use smartcards.
Normally when you remove smartcard from the laptop windows will lock your desktop but
this time windows didn’t do nothing when you removed smartcard from the laptop.
I tried to reinstall some software but that didn’t help at all but then I found one little
setting on the windows registry.

You can find that setting here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

and there should be one key called “scremoveoption” which should be 1.
If it’s 3 your windows machine will shutdown if you remove smartcard and if it’s 0 like it was on this
laptop your computer doesn’t do anything when you remove smartcard.

So I just changed 0 to 1 and this issue was solved :-)

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