I have a "virtual digitalbadge" on my PC, which, I think, is an implementation of virtual smart card technology. I use it to set up a VPN to my partner company.
When I try to set up the VPN, I often get the message "select a smart cart device". Screenshot:
The Japanese text means "insert smart card". I can't proceed, since I don't know how to "insert" a virtual smart card.
I believe this happens consistently after hibernation; a reboot fixes the problem but is a very poor workaround, since it takes about 15 minutes until my PC becomes usable. Of course I could avoid hibernation, but I hibernate for a reason (i.e. I want to have the same programs running when I switch my PC on as when I switch it off).
The same happens whenever Internet Explorer wants to check the certificate on the smart card.
Is there a tool, a command, a registry entry, anything that helps me "inserting" the smart card without rebooting? Is there a log file or anything else to find out where the process is broken so that I can fix it?