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Turn on Smart Card Plug and Play service

This policy setting allows you to control whether Smart Card Plug and Play is enabled. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting Smart Card Plug and Play will be enabled and the system will attempt to install a Smart Card device driver when a card is inserted in a Smart Card Reader for the first time. If you disable this policy setting Smart Card Plug and Play will be disabled and a device driver will not be installed when a card is inserted in a Smart Card Reader. Note: This policy setting is applied only for smart cards that have passed the Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) testing process.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> ScPnP # EnableScPnP

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Smart Card

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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