We want users to be able to remove their smart cards and still stay logged in but it seems the screen is locking on them. I checked all other linked GPO’s and there are no conflicts so I don’t know what is happening. Also, does the Smart Card Removal Policy Service need to be running? I can’t get it to start up. Even setting the service to manual and trying to remove card still locks the screen.
Also I might add that RSOP shows the policy is applying and moving the machine to another OU with only one GPO still doesn’t work and a machine in that OU has no problem pulling out the card.
So it seems to me it may NOT be GPO related.