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Is it possible to force the use of a Smart Card to unlock a session if the initial logon was with a Smart Card?

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is it possible to force Windows to require a user to use a Smart Card to unlock a session (e.g. unlocking a screen saver or returning from sleep mode) if the initial logon they performed was with a Smart Card?

My organization will be leveraging Authentication Mechanism Assurance and I don't want a user able to initially logon with a Smart Card, and then have someone else step in with a username/password combo for the same account and operate the session as if they had the smart card.  Admittedly, an unlikely scenario, but one I need to have answers for.

I'd like to make it so that if a user initially authenticated with a Smart Card, they cannot unlock their session without it.

Is this possible?

Thanks in advance.
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explore group policy
 Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options.
Interactive logon: Require smart card enabled
Interactive logon: Smart card removal behavior  lock workstation
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Microsoft support case feedback indicates there is no way to configure this behavior.