Remove certificates from Microsoft Windows on smart card removal

Removes user certificates from Microsoft Windows when users remove their smart card.

Enable this feature if you are using a shared Windows account and you do not want to see the certificates from all the users using their smart card on this computer, or if this computer is primarily used to issue smart cards for other users.

If this setting is not configured or disabled, then certificates are not removed from Microsoft Windows on card removal.


Supported on: At least Windows Vista SP1
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\HID Global\ActivClient\CertificateRegistration
Value NameAutoUnRegOnRemove
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

hidglobal.activclient.admx

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