Smart card redirection in remote sessions fails in a Windows 7 SP1-based RDP 8.1 client
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Applies to: Windows 7 EnterpriseWindows 7 Home BasicWindows 7 Home PremiumWindows 7 ProfessionalWindows 7 StarterWindows 7 UltimateWindows Server 2008 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 R2 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based SystemsWindows Server 2008 R2 FoundationWindows Server 2008 R2 StandardWindows Web Server 2008 R2More
Assume that you install the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 8.1 client update KB 2830477 on a computer that is running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. You remotely connect the computer to a Windows 8.1-based or Windows Server 2012 R2-based Remote Desktop Host server, and then you enable the smart card redirection in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connection. In this situation, when you try to use the smart card in the remote session, the smart card is not available and you receive the following error message:
The Microsoft Smart Card Resource Manager is not running. WaitForSingleObject: Service is in an unknown state. CertUtil: -SCInfo command FAILED: 0x80070102 (WIN32/HTTP: 258) CertUtil: The wait operation timed out.
Additionally, you can't establish a connection to a remote computer by using the smart card logon method.
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To apply this update, you must be running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
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976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace a previously released update.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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