During the eToken PKI Client installation, two virtual smart card readers and one eToken Virtual reader are installed.
When an eToken is inserted into a USB port, or an eToken Virtual is added, the effect is the same as inserting a smartcard into one of the readers.
The number of default readers on a computer can be changed by a user with local administrator rights on that computer.
To change the number of readers:
To open eToken PKI Client Properties do one of the following:
Right-click or double-click the eToken tray icon and select Open eToken Properties from the menu.
From Windows desktop select Start > Programs > eToken > eToken Properties.
The eToken PKI Client Properties window opens.
Do one of the following:
Click the Manage Readers icon
Right-click the Tokens node and select Manage Readers from the shortcut menu
The Managing Readers window opens.
Set the required number of hardware or software readers in the appropriate field.
The default number of available readers is:
Hardware readers: 2 (On Linux and Mac platforms this is disabled, and shows how many tokens can be connected, determined by the pcscslots property value. On Linux the default is 4)
Software readers: 2
Click OK to close the window.
The number of available readers has been changed.
Restart eToken PKI Client Properties to make the changes effective.