Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Windows reports its missing a required driver or certificate in order to use a smart card

When trying to use a smart card, you receive the error message:

A smart card was detected but is not the one required for the current operation. The smart card you are using may be missing required driver software or a required certificate.

Steps to resolve:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Catalog and download the driver required for your smart card (I searched for "Gemalto" and found the Gemalto Minidriver for .NET, which worked for me).
  2. Unzip the downloaded file.
  3. Right-click the .INF file and click “Install”.
  4. Done. You can use your smart card now. :-)

More information (thanks to Ben and Daniel for those articles):

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