"Smart Card - shsvcs.dll" Service on Windows Server 2008

Q

What is "Smart Card" in my Windows Server 2008 service list? And how is "Smart Card" service related to shsvcs.dll?

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A

"Smart Card" is a Windows Server 2008 service that "Manages access to smart cards read by this computer. If this service is stopped, this computer will be unable to read smart cards. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start." "Smart Card" service is provided by shsvcs.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Smart Card" service:

Service name: SCardSvr
Display name: Smart Card
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Plug and Play

"Smart Card" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2008" for details.

Disabling "Smart Card" service should not cause any issues when running Windows Server 2008 system.

 

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