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Standard User Bluetooth Device Removal  - Windows 7

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Hello,

I am wondering if there is a group policy setting por UAC setting that will allow standard users to delete bluetooth devices in Windows 7. Currently administrator rights are needed. This will cause problems as some devices need to be removed and re-added to properly connect. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike

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I am fairly certain the following policy will have no effect.....

Load and unload device drivers

Only things I can even come close with...... Maybe grant USERS Full Control over the following two reg keys....

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\BTH
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\BTHENUM

This allows the devices to be removed from the registry..... But I don't think it will have the ability to Right Click>Remove (sorry, don't have a limited user account on a Win7 laptop with BlueTooth to investigate further)....

Or else use something like the following, where you can grant a limited user rights to elevated tasks via policy,.....

Powerbroker® Desktops Windows Edition
http://www.beyondtrust.com/Products/PowerBroker-Desktops-Windows-Edition/

Free version below, not sure if it accommodates what you need to do....

Powerbroker® Desktops Free Tool
http://www.beyondtrust.com/Products/PowerBroker-Desktops-Free-Tool/

Similar concept, different vendor....

Privelege Authority
http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/privilegeauthority/
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Maybe even using a precompiled script with embedded credentials using DevCon....

The DevCon command-line utility functions as an alternative to Device Manager
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272

Not sure if it works on Windows 7 though..... Haven't tried it yet....
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I have decided to use Toshiba adapters with the Toshiba bluetooth stack. The toshiba stack is compatible with Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit. This solution works perfectly. No only are the connections more reliable the users are able to delete the devices if needed.

If anyone else is having this same issue, I would suggest looking at this adapter:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833273001&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Network+-+Bluetooth-_-Toshiba-_-33273001

Based on the following chipset:
PA3710U

Thanks,
Mike



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Glad you found an answer. Go ahead and accept http:37044892 as the solution, and this will start the closing process....

Have a good one.....
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