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Server 2012: Remote Desktop access–“Insert smart card”

Issue: You try to RDP to a Windows Server 2012. There is no place to type a password on Logon page. There is a message “Insert smart card” instead even though Smart Card authentication is not configured.

Resolution: Log on locally with Administrator credentials. Remove profile of the user you logged on as. Try to RDP again to recreate the profile.


Note: it looks like the issue occurres only if you logged with your account locally first. Account with profile created during RDP session are not affected.