Unattended Smart Card Alert

Defines when to warn users if their smart card is still inserted in the smart card reader at log off or screen lock. ActivClient can be configured to notify user at log off and screen, at log off only, or never. ActivClient offers audio-only notification (a beep).

If this setting is not configured or disabled, user is getting notified of the unattended smart card at log off and screen lock.


Supported on: At least Windows Vista SP1
Unattended Smart Card Alert


  1. Never
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\HID Global\ActivClient\Notifications\SmartCardPresenceWarning
    Value NameEnable
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. At log off and screen lock
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\HID Global\ActivClient\Notifications\SmartCardPresenceWarning
    Value NameEnable
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Only at log off
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\HID Global\ActivClient\Notifications\SmartCardPresenceWarning
    Value NameEnable
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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