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Smart Card Device Enumeration Service - Windows 8 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 10.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core not exists Manual Manual
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Enterprise not exists Manual Manual

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 runs 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 8 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 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreSmartCardDeviceEnumerationServiceWindows8.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.

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 8 installation media.