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Smart Card Removal Policy - Windows Vista 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 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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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

Smart Card Removal Policy logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Smart Card Removal Policy fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SCPolicySvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Smart Card Removal Policy will not 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 Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreSmartCardRemovalPolicyWindowsVista.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 certprop.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.