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Smart Card - Windows 10 Service

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

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
1507 Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
1511 Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
1607 Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
1703 Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
1709 Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Smart Card
Service name:SCardSvr
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
File:%WinDir%\System32\SCardSvr.dll
Error control:normal
Group:SmartCardGroup
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Smart Card service is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Smart Card fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SCardSvr service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Smart Card is unable to start, if the Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Smart Card

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreSmartCardWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the SCardSvr.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.