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How to Start/Stop Smart Card Device Enumeration Service

Service name: ScDeviceEnum

Display name: Smart Card Device Enumeration Service


Description:

Creates software device nodes for all smart card readers accessible to a given session. If this service is disabled, WinRT APIs will not
be able to enumerate smart card readers.


Path to executable:

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

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Smart Card Device Enumeration Service service from Registry Editor

Perform the following steps:

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

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

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Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ScDeviceEnum and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


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

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

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