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Enabling Smart Card authentication with a ThinApp Internet Explorer application (2007858)

Purpose

This article describes a specific issue in regards to Smart Card authentication and the appropriate steps taken to allow a ThinApp application recognize it.  If you experience the above symptoms, consult the sections below.

Resolution

This issue has been fixed in ThinApp version 4.7. It can be fixed by adding specific entries into the package.ini file before running the build.bat script.

This procedure only works with ThinApp 4.7 and above. Before building a ThinApp version of Internet Explorer, put these entries into the package.ini file in the section labeled [BuildOptions]:

VirtualizeExternalOutOfProcessCOM=0
ForcedVirtualLoadPaths=%SystemSystem%\winscard.dll

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Update History

01/23/2013 - Changed the Purpose section to explain in more detail of the issue experienced. 01/16/2013 - Minor formatting corrections.

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