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Smart Card Device Enumeration Service - Windows 10 Service

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.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Smart Card Device Enumeration Service
Service name:ScDeviceEnum
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\ScDeviceEnum.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Smart Card Device Enumeration Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSmartCardDeviceEnumerationServiceWindows10.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 ScDeviceEnum.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.