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    Teachers installing hardware - how to do this ?

    Ok guys, this is one of thoses "How do you do it?" questions....

    Situation is that I need a simple way to enable teachers and/or pupils to install USB hardware (the main thing is the digital blue cameras). At present I have to install the software on each pc (it breaks if I send it over network) and the plug the camera into each usb port on the pc and let it install. The drivers are not signed and I have already changed my group policy "Unsigned driver installation behaviour" to silent, but this has had no effect.

    have any of you had this issue ? Not only with these cameras but with any usb devices. If so how did you fix it ??

    Thanks for reading...

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    Re: Teachers installing hardware - how to do this ?

    You need to give them the 'Load and Unload Device Drivers' User Right. You can do this via Group Policies. Its in Computer -> Windows -> Security -> Local Policies -> User Rights.

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    Re: Teachers installing hardware - how to do this ?

    Geoff, thanks for your prompt reply, but i'm still getting the "you must be a member of the local administrators group to install hardware on this computer" message popping up. This is after adding the staff group to the load and unload device drivers and doing a gpupdate /force and rebooting after.

    Any more ideas mate ?

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    Re: Teachers installing hardware - how to do this ?

    have just found this in windows help though:

    Load and unload device driversDescription
    This user right determines which users can dynamically load and unload device drivers or other code in to kernel mode. This user right does not apply to Plug and Play device drivers.

    The camera is usb and therefore PnP :-( so back to the drawing board I think

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    I tried capturing this with Deployment Server, no joy

    I have had this issue with drivers that appear to be signed, btw.
    I tried to capture this process using Deployment Server, which claims that it can capture driver installs as well as software installs. No luck with this.
    Anyone have any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryn_gillis View Post
    Anyone have any ideas?
    We simply have separate disk images for each Windows PC. Software packages are installed via an install script (could also be distributed via Group Policy, of course), but the basic disk image (Windows + whatever hardware drivers are needed for that PC) is simply set up and captured separately for each machine.

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