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This page has all download links and installation instructions for Army personnel in ONE place for your Windows home computer.


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1.                   Installing the CAC Reader Driver

2.                                   Install DoD Certificates

3.                             Install ActivClient Software

3a.                        Update ActivClient Software

4.                                  Make adjustments to IE

5.                                          Digitally sign forms

6.                                      You can access DTS


Step 1:  Installing the CAC Reader Driver, Keyboards on:, Laptop card readers on:, & Desktop readers


Step2: Installing the DOD Certificates



Step 3:  ActivClient is the software that allows your CAC reader to communicate with your Windows Operating System  


Step 3a Update ActivClient


ActivClient 6.2.0.x updates can be found here:


ActivClient 7.0.2.x updates can be found here:



Step 4:  Make adjustments to make sure your Internet Explorer is configured correctly


Follow this PDF to make sure your Internet Explorer is configured correctly.



Step 5: Signing forms



Step 6:  For organizations that use DTS (Defense Travel System)






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