Windows Server 2008: Locking down Terminal Services using Smart Cards

Some of the greatest enhancements to Terminal Services in its Windows Server 2008 (download) implementation pertain to its overall security. Being one of the most prolifically used forms of remote server access by both administrators and users alike, this is not too much of a surprise and is greatly welcomed. In this article we will […]

Some of the greatest enhancements to Terminal Services in its Windows Server 2008 (download) implementation pertain to its overall security. Being one of the most prolifically used forms of remote server access by both administrators and users alike, this is not too much of a surprise and is greatly welcomed. In this article we will go through several things you can do to make your Terminal Server environment more secure. There are several different forms of two factor authentication available, but the most common that is supported by Terminal Services is the use of Smart Cards. In using a smart card, a user not only has to provide valid logon credentials, but they must also be able to physically connect the smart card to the device they are using as a remote terminal.

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