Using the vSEC:CMS it is possible to create and manage VSC. It is possible to use Microsoft's built in support for VSC in Windows 8 and above (which uses Microsoft's tpmvscmgr) or you can use Versasec's vSEC:CMS Virtual Smart Card (vSEC:CMS VSC) product.
Note: If the vSEC:CMS VSC is used it is only possible to create one VSC on a device.
The main difference between using Microsoft from the other options is that Microsoft only support Windows 8 and above whereas the other options are supported from Windows 7 and above.
Important: It will be necessary to have a TPM chip available on your computer and enabled in the system BIOS. For information on using TPM chips please consult your computer hardware manual.
Note: The management of PUC is only supported when using vSEC:CMS VSC.
For the creation and issuance of VSC it will be necessary to have the vSEC:CMS User Self-Service (USS) application installed on the device where the VSC is to be used.
Important: If you use Microsoft built in support for VSC then you will need to have local administration right on the client device when creating and issuing the VSC using the USS. If you use Versasec's vSEC:CMS VSC then it will not be necessary to have local administration rights. Additionally, if you use the RSDM functionality in conjunction with using the Microsoft built in support for VSC then you will not require local administration rights.
If you are using the vSEC:CMS VSC it will be necessary to enable support for this. From Options - Virtual Smart Card enable the Support for vSEC:CMS Virtual Smart Card enabled check box.
It will be necessary to generate serial numbers for the VSC created. You can define the prefix and suffix you require and the 15 digits identifier that will be auto generated during card creation can either be a unique random number or an incremental value. Click Apply to enable this support and click Test to get a view of what the serial numbers would look like once created.