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How to Start/Stop Smart Card

Service name: SCardSvr

Display name: Smart Card


Description:

Manages access to smart cards read by this computer. If this service is stopped, this computer will be unable to read smart cards.
If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Smart Card service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Smart Card service:

net start SCardSvr

sc start SCardSvr


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Smart Card service:

net stop SCardSvr

sc stop SCardSvr


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SCardSvr" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config SCardSvr start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SCardSvr" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config SCardSvr start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SCardSvr" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config SCardSvr start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SCardSvr" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config SCardSvr start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SCardSvr" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SCardSvr" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f