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This article describes how to configure the minidriver component of Nexus Personal Desktop Client

To switch from cryptographic service provider (CSP) to minidriver:

  1. Right-click the smart card in the Personal Desktop Client GUI and select Register Nexus Personal minidriver.
  2. Restart Windows.


  1. Manually modify Windows registry entries in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\Calais\SmartCards.
  2. Restart Windows.


Logging is enabled by default. Personal Desktop Client creates the following log file:

  • minidriver-pid.log, which contains all operations carried out in Personal Desktop Client minidriver.

This article is valid from Nexus Personal Desktop Client 5.1

Related information

  • Install minidriver
  • Minidriver component
  • Nexus Personal Desktop Client