Smart Card Device Enumeration Service (ScDeviceEnum) on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "Smart Card Device Enumeration Service (ScDeviceEnum)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "Smart Card Device Enumeration Service"?

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A

"Smart Card Device Enumeration Service (ScDeviceEnum)" is a Windows Server 2012 service that creates software device nodes for all smart card readers accessible to a given session. If this service is disabled, WinRT APIs will not be able to enumerate smart card readers.

Detailed information on "Smart Card Device Enumeration Service" service:

Service name: ScDeviceEnum
Display name: Smart Card Device Enumeration Service
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Dependencies: None

"Smart Card Device Enumeration Service" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2012" for details.

Disabling "Smart Card Device Enumeration Service" service should not cause any issues on running Windows 2012 Server. If you are not using any Smart Card devices, you can disable "Smart Card Device Enumeration Service" to improve system performance and security.

 

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