Smartcard certificates are not recognized when using the RES Workspace Manager Shell

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    Problem

    When you have an application which needs a Smartcard for some functionality within the application, the certificate will not be recognized when use the RES Workspace Manager Shell.

    For example, when you have an application that contains letters which needs to be signed with the certificate on the Smartcard, the certificate is not recognized.

    This scenario is not in place when you use the Microsoft Windows Shell.
     

    Cause

    Smartcard certificate recognition depends on explorer.exe.
     

    Solution

    Use the Microsoft Windows Shell as default shell

    The Shell can be changed at the RES Workspace Manager 2011 and 2012 Console at:

        > Composition > Desktop > Shell