ActivClient 7.1 Install Fails on Server 2019 FIXED

In the process of installing a brand new master image on Windows Server 2019 in the homelab for the fresh of the press Citrix VAD 7 1912 build out and kept getting an error on my ActivClient installer.

CustomAction AIAssociateSmartCardsWithProductX86 returned actual error code 1603

ERR|Failed to InitContext for SCard

Turned out that the fix was to connect up my smart card reader with a card in it and then try the install again.  Yay, success!

Hope that helps, this is my little reminder the next time I encounter the error 🙂


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