Question

How can I get more information in Windows Events in regards to certificate operations such as smart card logon 

Answer

By activating the so-called CAPI2 Logging. After it is activated you will see alot of certificate events from random sources, such as Teams, Windows and even your smart card logon.


Step-by-Step

Please follow the steps below to enable CAPI2 Logging

  1. Open the Event Viewer (Windows Key + X > select "Event Viewer") 
  2. Go to Applications and Services Logs\Microsoft\Windows\
  3. Search for the Entry called "CAPI2" and unfold (Picture 1) 
  4. Right click on the "operational" entry
  5. Select activate log


Picture 1




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