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    Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    We have bought some new camera's, now as we dont allow usb sticks here, the students dont have access to anything but defined drives.

    The cannon cameras that we own are great, when the students plug them in, autorun pops up saying "microsoft scanner and camera wizard" and asks you to transfer the photo's to your work area (Great!!)

    With these new cameras that isnt the case.

    my question is, how does one create a shortcut which tells microsoft scanner and camera wizard to use the folder d:\dcim as its source?

    Ive made a shortcut just to the wizard but it just says "no scanners and cameras detected" however when i connect the camera as an admin, it lets me run the scanner and camera wizard through autorun saying the device is "[D:]"

    Ive searched for switches which can be put on wiaacmgr but i havent found any which work .
    Any ideas?

    Thanks
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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Sounds like the camera's are trying to "install" some of it's own driver, much like those annoying U3 pen drives and the restricted user is not allowed to do this.

    As to fix not sure with the pen drives we have told them to go buy a different one but with the camera's thats not an option lol.

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Lol. Yes, Unfortioulatly tahts not an option, otherwise we would gladly donate them to willitblend.com

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Anyone else got a solution??

    Thanks

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Are the cameras using the USB Mass Storage mode or the photo transfer protocol thingy?

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Sounds like something that should be sorted camera side rather than software side. In most newer digital camera models there is a setting in the cameras on board software that tells the camera how to appear to the computer. Either as a Camera or USB Mass Storage device. Depending on if this feature is offered in the camera it should just be a case of setting this option to camera mode. This will make the computer launch the camera wizard automatically and correctly.

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Yeah Ive looked for that mode and it only has disk mode.

    USB Mass Storage.

    Any other idea?? im considering throwing them out the window...

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Quote Originally Posted by greenfieldsupport
    as we dont allow usb sticks here, the students dont have access to anything but defined drives.
    USB sticks use the same USB Mass Storage protocol, so I'd imagine you'd need to do something to allow them to use this feature.

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Hmmm... Never!!1!1

    I think i'll run a script which mounts E:\DCIM to another drive, using subst.

    That way they'll only be able to use memory sticks if they make a DCIM folder... let just not tell them eh?

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    If admins can do it and users can't it could be a group policy setting as below:

    Run a resultant set of policy RSOP snapin (MMC.exe) on a client as a user then check that

    Policy | Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System -> "Turn off Autoplay"

    is not enabled, if it is the console should be able to tell you which policy it is set in. Set it to "Not configured" and do a gpupdate /force on the machine

    If this does not work you could try this tool from MS that should sort autoruns http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    The shortcut is probably out as there does not appear to be any switches that work with it properly documented or otherwise.

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Sorted. ive gone for the other method.

    The RSOP was fine and there isnt a problem with the autoruns as the other cameras work, its just because it pretends to be a flash drive and the students arnt allowed drives lettered D: - H:

    So i had two solutions.

    1: Plug in 9 random usb pens first, so when they plug in the camera they get an I: Drive

    or 2: (which so happens to be the one i went for) added a line in the loginscript.

    IF EXSIST D:\DCIM SUBST X: D:\DCIM

    Theyre told to plug the camera in before they log on .

    sorted.

    Thanks all for your sugestions tho.
    Ranger wernt much help at all :\.

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Stopping USB flash drives? That's a bit evil

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    one day the children will learn they can boot linux from it... and then were all in trouble :P

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    On an interesting note, has anyone had a student boot linux from a usb pen, complete with jack the ripper, wireshark and a whole host of hack tools??

    not to mention proxy tunnlers/firewall bypass programs etc

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    Re: Scanner and camera wizard (wiaacmgr.exe) help?

    Surely they'd need to change boot priortiy in BIOS?

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