Solved

SmartCards in VM

Posted on 2011-03-15
6
1,987 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
For some reason, I cannot get smart card reader to pass through from my workstation, to the virtual server running 2008.

It works on my workstation, but when RDPing to the server, says "The card supplied requires drivers that are not present on this system"

I installed all the drivers I could, same model and a bunch of others. Tried two different readers. The system detect my card being inserted, but can't pull up the card information.

So I go to VSphere client and attach USB drivers. It doesn't detect the card reader at all this way

How can I use VSphere to pass my USB devices?

What can I try next?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:snyderkv
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 35138794
You can try and see if your ESX/ESXi host supports VMDirectPath:
http://www.petri.co.il/vmware-esxi4-vmdirectpath.htm#

~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 22

Assisted Solution

by:Paka
Paka earned 250 total points
ID: 35139419
What middleware and smartcard are you using?  

There are definitely some issues with older model middleware/smartcards and 2008.  The good news is the card insert event means that your 2008 is recognizing the reader and its drivers.
0
 

Author Comment

by:snyderkv
ID: 35139608
ActiveClient 6.1

Maybe I will see about an upgrade or something. Or maybe 2008 R2 has fixed this?

Cool, I'll look into it. Thanks
0
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 

Author Comment

by:snyderkv
ID: 35147054
Sweet installing R2 worked. I noticed the smart card service changed as I did so, I reinstalled the drivers and it started working.

I was going to do solution coolsport suggested but it required a reboot and the ESX server is offsite, but now I know how to physically connect USB devices if need be.
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
coolsport00 earned 250 total points
ID: 35147070
Glad it worked with minimal effort (kinda) :)

~coolsport00
0
 

Author Comment

by:snyderkv
ID: 35147264
Yeah and for future reference or to help anybody who reads this:

I was receiving error: 1068
Windows could not start the smart card resource manager service on local computer.

Lots of posts but no answers, supposedly some dll prevents the service from starting until it detects the hardware. R2 changes that behavior.

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
how to export this list 4 38
VMWARE 13 60
How to move multiple VMs in VSCA 6.0 4 33
VMs become orphaned after deleting from host and not vsphere 2 26
This article will show you how to create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). It's a good idea to compare checksums, because many installations fail because of a corr…
Encryption for Business Encryption (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encryption) ensures the safety of our data when sending emails. In most cases, to read an encrypted email you must enter a secret key that will enable you to decrypt the email. T…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

816 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now