Microsoft provides a driver library that contains a set of routines that standardize most of the functions that a smart card reader driver must perform. Vendor-supplied reader drivers must call these routines to perform the following actions:
The driver library processes most of the IOCTL requests that the resource manager sends to the reader driver. The Smart Card Driver IOCTLs section, lists the IOCTLs that the driver library processes on behalf of the reader driver.
Vendors that supply their own reader drivers should make each driver a member of the SmartCardReader setup class in the INF Version Section of the driver's INF file. Vendors must also add a section to properly configure the smartcard services. For example:
The ACS Android Library was built to support the use of various ACS readers with Android devices. The ACS Android Library is a collection of methods and functions allowing application developers to build smartcard based application in the Android platform.
When a user inserts a smart card into a smart card reader on a computer that is running Windows 7, Windows 7 tries to download and install the smart card minidrivers for the card by using Plug and Play services. If the driver for the smart card is not available at any of the preconfigured locations such as Windows Update, Windows displays an error message in the notification area that states that the driver software was not found.
All smart cards require additional software to work in Windows unless there is an inbox driver that lets the user use the card without installing additional software. The Windows Smart Card Framework was improved in Windows 7 to enable automatic download for smart card minidrivers from Windows Update or from other similar locations, such as a WSUS server, when the smart card is inserted into the reader. All smart cards that successfully pass the logo requirements, as published by the Windows Logo Program, benefit from this feature. However, if the software that is required to use a smart card in Windows is not logoed or is of a type that differs from a minidriver, such as a PKCS#11 driver, a custom CSP, middleware, or an ActiveX control, the automatic download option fails because Microsoft certifies only smart card minidrivers. Therefore, if the user inserts a card for which a custom CSP is not already registered, the user receives an error message that states that the driver software is missing for the smart card device even though the user can use the smart card through additional software that was installed on the user's computer from a custom installation.
This helps with my elitebook 8530w, windows 10-1709, 64 bit. After Upgrading to windows 10, the sd-card reader would not accept any medium, though the device manager showed the sd card manager entry without signalling any error.
If I uninstall the device in the Device Manager, windows successfully installs it and the card reader is available again... until the next restart. This is of course very frustrating, I don't like the idea of having to install the driver every time I log on. 153554b96e