batcmd.com Windows XP Services

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

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Manual Manual Manual Manual
Professional Manual Manual Manual Manual

Default Properties

Display name:Smart Card
Service name:SCardSvr
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\SCardSvr.exe
Error control:ignore
Group:SmartCardGroup
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

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, Windows XP start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

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 XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreSmartCardWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the SCardSvr.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.