Smart card authentication is not supported by all View Clients. Start , Search programs and files in Windows 7, 8. Installation Steps Step 1: Each client system that uses a smart card for user authentication must have the following software and hardware:. Most of the time, the New hardware wizard will install the CAC reader automatically, negating the need for you to install the driver manually. Saturday, 20 January If you have questions or suggestions for this site, contact Michael J.

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To use smart cards with local desktops, you must select a bit or bit key size during smart card enrollment. Select Browse, then desktop or wherever you made the folder. Click the Device Manager link on the left side of your screen.

I’m military and so the use of my smart card reader is a necessity. The firmware update “should” fix the following problems: How do I create a bootable CD from an.

Users that authenticate with smart cards must have a smart card or USB smart card token, and each smart card must contain a user certificate. I have the latest Smart Card utility update from Windows Update Device Manager shows my card reader is installed and properly functioning. This computer must have the authority to issue smart card certificates for users, and it must be a member of the domain you are issuing certificates for.


It will prompt you for a name for the folder type in Smzrt Driver. When you enroll a smart card, you can choose the key size of the resulting cwrd. Log into a CAC enabled website now.

Windows 10 Smart Card Reader and Military Common Access Card (CAC) Certificate Issues

To determine whether smart cards are supported for a specific type of View Client, see the feature support matrix in the Using View Client document for that type of client. Card reader is not recognized. Activclisnt is no firmware update for a V2 reader because it is already updated. Unzip the downloaded file by Right-clicking and selecting Extract All. You should now see your new folder on your desktop to open up.

Here’s what I’ve got: EXE lightning bolt in the “app” folder to update the firmware.

You can optionally install the ActivIdentity ActivClient software suite, acivclient provides tools for interacting with smart cards.

It “should” start to install itself. If you computer fails to recognize the CAC reader driver, you may need to try a different computer to do the update.

Now your SCR reader can be used with Windows 10, 8. Each client system that uses a smart card for user authentication must have the following software and hardware: You must also install product-specific application drivers on the View desktops. In Windows 8, any time my CAC was inserted into my card reader, my personal profile certificates would load here. How satisfied are you with this reply? Once you have the zip file downloaded, open the zip file Windows built in zipping program.


Once it is uninstalled, unplug the reader from your computer. One person had to select “Search automatically for updated driver software” This is very rare. Close all programs, restart your computer.

Smart Card HID with ActivClient

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None of my certificates register from my card reader. Last Update or Review: The Microsoft TechNet Web site includes detailed information on planning and implementing smart card authentication for Windows systems. Did this solve your problem?

There is an opensource software called “Smart Card Manager” which is referenced on militarycac.