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Smart Card - Windows 7 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 10, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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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 runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Smart Card fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SCardSvr service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Smart Card will not start, if the Plug and Play service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Smart Card

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreSmartCardWindows7.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 7 installation media.