Solved

Windows Server 2012 R2 - Bluetooth

Posted on 2014-12-14
9
3,627 Views
Last Modified: 2015-08-29
Windows Server 2012 R2 doesn't support bluetooth dongles. How can I get one to work with a bluetooth keyboard?
0
Comment
Question by:rgiles18
9 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:Network Zero
ID: 40499697
According to Microsoft it's not supported.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn133849%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

No answers that I could find on getting it working 100%
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Mike T
ID: 40500016
Hi,

It's not supported for a reason. Why do you want to use a Bluetooth keyboard? What's wrong with USB?

Mike
0
 

Author Comment

by:rgiles18
ID: 40500068
I have a 2 rack data center in my home office. On my desk in that office, I'm connected to the WS2012r2, a laptop and my android cell(connected to an HDMI Monitor). The laptop and cell use the bluetooth keyboard. I would like for the WS2012r2 to use it also so I would only need one keyboard instead of two on my desk.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Mike T
ID: 40500096
Hi,

Understood. The MSDN (posted) link is clear but reading between the lines there's no *in-box* drivers, and it's not supported, which means "you might get it working but don't expect us to support it".

So, the key question is what hardware is your server running? Does the motherboard support Bluetooth or are you using a dongle?

NB: I found a quote from William R Stanek's book Server 2012 Inside and Out which says Bluetooth is supported.

Mike
0
Will my email signature work in Office 365?

You've built an email signature using raw HTML code in Office 365, but you can't review how it looks with Transport Rules. So you have to test it over and over again before it can be used. Isn't this a bit of a waste of your time? Wouldn't a WYSIWYG editor make it a lot easier?

 

Author Comment

by:rgiles18
ID: 40500108
Using a dongle. I got the dongle to show up in "Devices and Printers".
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike T earned 500 total points
ID: 40500121
Hi,

You need to install a Bluetooth stack as well. It's a very involved feat even on laptops I've wrestled with Bluetooth as sometimes they rely on .Net versions etc. What brand is the dongle? Did it come with drivers? If not, have you looked on their website?

Mike
0
 

Author Comment

by:rgiles18
ID: 40500166
The driver for the dongle shows up as "CSR Bluetooth Device". Driver is by Motorola. No markings on the dongle.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rgiles18
ID: 40500884
I found a copy of IVT BlueSoleil v10.0.479.1 and it works great now.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:CompuHero
ID: 40803566
Thank you for sharing your answer BlueSoleil worked for me too. I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2 with a Logitech K810 and a Logitech MX Master mouse.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now