Problems issuing smartcards via Windows Certificate Services

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by SuperPlay, May 16, 2007.

  1. SuperPlay

    SuperPlay Guest


    I am looking into the possibility of securing our Microsoft VPN server using
    smart cards utilising the inbuilt Microsoft 2003 servers PKI (Windows
    Certificate Services).

    So far I have:

    *Installed Microsoft Certificate Services
    *Added in the Additional certificate types
    *Set-up an enrolment station.

    However when I attempt to issue a card for a user via the certificate
    services web site and select the option to write a card I get the infomous
    "An unexpected error occurred. Error: Please insert the user's smart card."

    I have managed to find a certifed GemPlus PC430 card reader for the
    enrolment station however I am unsure which Smartcard(s) to use and suspect
    the issue lies here.

    Looking on the Microsoft site they list several cards however these look as
    if they are no longer manufactured.

    Gemplus: GemSAFE 4k/8k
    Infineon: SICRYPT v2
    Schlumberger: Cryptoflex 4k/8k/16k

    Can someone give me a pointer as to which smartcards I need to get this to

    Kind Regards

    SuperPlay, May 16, 2007
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