Smart Card (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Service Name: SCardSvr
Executable Name: SCardSvr.exe
Log On As: LocalService
Description: The Smart Card service manages and controls access to a smart card inserted into a smart card reader attached to your computer. The smart card subsystem is based on personal computer/smart card (PC/SC) consortium standards and consists of the following components:
Resource manager. This component manages access to readers and smart cards. To manage these resources, it performs the following functions:
Identifies and tracks resources.
Allocates readers and resources across multiple applications.
Supports transaction primitives for accessing services available on a given card.
The resource manager also exposes a subset of the Win32 API to provide applications with access to these functions.
Card/Reader Selection UI. This component allows simple applications that work with smart cards to access a card and reader with minimum coding.
If this service is stopped or disabled, your computer cannot read smart cards.
Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.
Installed through: Default operating system installation
Startup type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
This service depends on the following system components:
Plug and Play
The following system components depend on this service: