Windows 2003 Server x64 and MS Optical Desktop Elite Bluetooth
Posted on 2007-03-21
I've recently purchased a Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite for Bluetooth and was wondering if anyone has had success getting both the keyboard *and* mouse working under Windows 2003 Server x64.
I have searched the MS website, but only thing available are drivers for the keyboard and mouse, which rely on the Bluetooth dongle to be installed first.
Obviously I'm keen to have this set up such that Bluetooth is always enabled, allowing full keyboard/mouse control. The problem is that there aren't any native 2003 server x64 drivers available for the dongle supplied in the desktop kit.
(FYI, I have had limited success by using a 3rd party Bluetooth dongle with the Bluesoleil drivers, which work in 2k3 server, but only the keyboard works. Even so, only when the server console is unlocked using a standard keyboard).
It seems that the MS mouse bluetooth pairing code is hard-coded into the MS-supplied dongle. (The keyboard paired up with the 3rd party dongle with no hassles)
So, I'm just wondering if anyone has had success getting the MS bluetooth dongle working under Server 2003 x64.