Turning off Smart Card plug and play

 

 

On Windows 7 and later version, Plug and Play is activated for Smart Cards. When this is activated, and a user inserts a smart card, the Smart Card subsystem will try to locate and install a Windows Mini-driver for the smart card. 

An administrator may want to turn off this feature to prevent installing unauthorized security devices, or to prevent user prompts.To so do change the following group policy settings:

 

Group Policy Key Setting
Turn on Smart Card Plug and Play service

EnableScPnP

Disabled

 

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