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Smart Card on a Dell notebook

I have a Dell Latitude D610 with a built in smart card reader.    

I don't have any software for this smartcard reader

I would like to authenticate using my card, but first I have to configure it and add a PIN that Windows requests upon inserting the card.

Questions:

How do I add this PIN to the card ?

Can I encrypt documents that will only be viewable while inserting the card ?

Do all cards function with all readers ?

Can Windows XP handle everything, or do I need a 3rd party application to configure the card ?

Do you know of any specific guide that will answer these questions ?   Please, don't tell me Google ... I don't care about 2 million pages related to smart cards.  Just point me in the right direction.

Thanks.

CL
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carotech
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mkbeanCommented:
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carotechAuthor Commented:
Thanks Brian.  I did follow those instructions as I was the one who posted that question.   In this one I am a bit more specific about what I need.  I know how to enable Windows to authenticate using Smart Cards, but I can't figure out how to add a PIN to the card and how to store my password or any other data on the card.    When I search on Google I get all these technical documents, but nothing simple that will tell me how to do things.  

Any ideas on a step by step document on how to store pins and passwords on a Smart Card ?  Remember that I don't have any 3rd party software to work with the card, but I"m assuming Windows can handle it  .... I'm not sure.


Thanks again.
CL
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mkbeanCommented:
From what I have seen MS doesn't have anything built into the OS to work with smart cards. Yes it supports them but you need a 3rd party tool to manage them and the pins.

Brian
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carotechAuthor Commented:
Yes, I finally figured it out.  I need the 3rd party product as you stated.     I found the one that is compatible with the SmartCard reader that came with my Dell notebook.  This is the Otanium PKI suite found @  

http://www.360degreeweb.com/Otaniumsuite_pki.html 

With this I can store the PIN and do a whole bunch of other stuff ...  

Thanks again !
Carlos
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