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How to Start/Stop Smart Card service

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

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

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

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


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


To Stop Smart Card service:

net stop SCardSvr


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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


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

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