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From: Marko Larooy (marko.larooyINTERSOLVE-TECH.COM)
Date: Fri Nov 30 2001 - 07:39:26 CST
Yes you are correct about this.
We brought up this issue somewhere in '99 and Microsoft stated that
they wouldn't support PnP in the resource manager until win2000.
Indeed in 2000 this seems to be solved.
search for 'New Release of Smart Card Base Components' in the smarcardddk mailinglist archive. For info about this.
From: Walter Oney [SMTP:waltoneyONEYSOFT.COM]
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 14:21
Subject: Win9x/Me SCARDSVR and reboot
It appears to me that the Win9x/Me version of SCARDSVR doesn't correctly
handle the arrival of new SmartCard readers. My experience is that, if a
WDM driver registers and enables the SmartCard interface GUID, the new
reader immediately shows up in an SCardListReaders enumeration. It isn't
possible to do an SCardConnect, however, until after a reboot. Thus,
installing a reader whose driver is completely compatible with PnP
requirements still requires a reboot which will alienate the end user.
Am I correct about this? Is there a workaround, or perhaps a version of
SCARDSVR that doesn't have the problem? Have I possibly fallen into a hole
caused by installing the SCARD99 tests *after* the SmartCard base
components (and, if so, why doesn't the SCARD99 setup protect me from this
in the first place)?