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    • #48609

      Hi,
      Can you upload these modded drivers somewhere and send me a link, please? I’ll take a look at it. 😉

    • #48610

      Sure.

      FYI; What I did was intall Windows 7 on my laptop. Then I went through several cycles of updating (using Windows Update) until every device was working. My bluetooth device was the only device that required a third party driver. The Windows device installer pointed me to this vendor link;

      http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php

      After installing the above, everything in the laptop worked under Windows 7. Then, I searched %SYSTEMROOT%System32DriverStoreFileRepository for every client-only driver (by looking for INF files containing NTamd64…1). I copied all of these drivers (24 in all) to a removable hard drive, and edited all the INF files to NTamd64…3.

      Then, I installed Windows Server 2008 R2. I let Windows install drivers for everything that it could find automatically. For the remaining devices, I installed them by manually updating and browsing to the modified files I saved from Windows 7. This worked perfectly for several devices (SD memory card reader, modem, tethered cell phone). This also appeared to work for bluetooth (in that the device drivers installed and started). However, I am missing the bluetooth control panel. Thus, I have no way to actually manage bluetooth connections.

      You can find my modified drivers here;

      http://cid-9698f03ad765e594.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/FileRepository.zip

    • #48611

      @anthonymking wrote:

      Sure.

      FYI; What I did was intall Windows 7 on my laptop. Then I went through several cycles of updating (using Windows Update) until every device was working. My bluetooth device was the only device that required a third party driver. The Windows device installer pointed me to this vendor link;

      http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php

      After installing the above, everything in the laptop worked under Windows 7. Then, I searched %SYSTEMROOT%System32DriverStoreFileRepository for every client-only driver (by looking for INF files containing NTamd64…1). I copied all of these drivers (24 in all) to a removable hard drive, and edited all the INF files to NTamd64…3.

      Then, I installed Windows Server 2008 R2. I let Windows install drivers for everything that it could find automatically. For the remaining devices, I installed them by manually updating and browsing to the modified files I saved from Windows 7. This worked perfectly for several devices (SD memory card reader, modem, tethered cell phone). This also appeared to work for bluetooth (in that the device drivers installed and started). However, I am missing the bluetooth control panel. Thus, I have no way to actually manage bluetooth connections.

      You can find my modified drivers here;

      http://cid-9698f03ad765e594.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/FileRepository.zip

      anthonymking, Have you managed the control panel problem? What about the “Disable Driver Signature Enforcement”, do you have to use it? And the APIHook.dll trick with the WIDCOMM installer, any success?

      Thanks!

    • #48612

      I’ll refer you to this other Bluetooth thread as it is more appropriate than this one I started;

      viewtopic.php?f=25&t=929

      I followed the instructions from the AsciiWolf’s post on Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:11 pm. They include a link to instructions on another forum;

      http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsserver2008r2networking/thread/1ea7b245-684e-4fd0-8784-44fa08ce3ebd

      These instructions result in a complete functional bluetooth stack with the proper control panel (they do require driver signature enforcement off). I can now use bluetooth networking and all of the other features of the built in microsoft stack.

      Unfortunately, the built in stack does not include bluetooth stereo audio. On Windows 7, I can get this by installing the latest WIDCOMM drivers. The WIDCOMM installer will not run on Server 2008 R2. I have not taken the time to figure out how it determines the OS.

      I believe the WIDCOMM installation sits on top of the Microsoft stack. So, I am fairly confident that everything would work as desired if I could trick the WIDCOMM installer into running on my Server 2008 R2 box now that I have the Microsoft stack working completely.

    • #43759

      I can successfully install drivers for my broadcom bluetooth radio using the Windows 7 drivers with modded INF files. All the devices start up correctly. But, I am missing the bluetooth control panel.

      Anyone have any ideas?

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