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

Folks -

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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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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
amendalaAuthor Commented:
I know of the Group Policy settings but they do not address my concern.  The first setting in your post refers to requiring a smart card for all authentications and the second refers to the behavior the machine exhibits when a card is removed.  Neither address the scenario of unlock via password when a smart card was used initially and whether or not that behavior can be changed.

As it turns out, the behavior cannot be changed.  (i.e. if a user authenticated initially with a Smart Card, they retain the ability to unlock their session via a username/password combination and this is non-configurable).  Of course, using Group Policy, you could FORCE all authentications to require a smart card, however, that is not what I was looking for as it is not a conditional behavior, it is *always*.

Closing the question as there is no way to do this.

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amendalaAuthor Commented:
Microsoft support case feedback indicates there is no way to configure this behavior.
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