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Smart Card Removal Policy - Windows 8 Service

Allows the system to be configured to lock the user desktop upon smart card removal.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Smart Card Removal Policy
Service name:SCPolicySvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\certprop.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Smart Card Removal Policy service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Smart Card Removal Policy fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SCPolicySvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Smart Card Removal Policy won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Smart Card Removal Policy

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreSmartCardRemovalPolicyWindows8.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 certprop.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.