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Smart Card - Windows 11 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, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 11 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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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 is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Smart Card fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 11 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SCardSvr service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Smart Card

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 11 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreSmartCardWindows11.bat file to any folder on a local drive such as SSD or a hard disk.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Properties.

4. Check the Unblock checkbox and click OK.

5. Right-click the batch file again and select Run as administrator.

6. 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 11 installation media.

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