Maximum number of CMS MDIDC card update retries

Defines the maximum number of attempts to update the smart card and check the synchronization result after the CMS MDIDC timeout expires.

Number of attempts should be between 0 and 10.

If this setting is not configured, 2 attempts are configured. By enabling this setting, the number of attempts can be updated. If this setting is disabled, this means that no retry is executed. This is equivalent to setting the number of retries to 0.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista SP1

Maximum number of CMS MDIDC card update retries

Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\HID Global\ActivClient\CardAutoUpdate
Value NameCMSMDIDCRetry
Default Value2
Min Value
Max Value


Administrative Templates (Computers)