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    Bluetooth Dongle : user requires local admin rights to pull files from phones

    We've got several teacher PCs with Trust and Belkin Bluetooth dongles in them. They load the Toshiba Bluetooth stack OK adn the devices appear in device manager. When logged in as a user with local admin rights they can run the Bluetooth wireless file transfer program to pull photos and videos the students have made on their phones onto the PC. However in order bring ourselves in line with best business practice and to anticipate issues with BSF teaching staff no longer have local admin rights on the PCs and the software shipped with the dongles won't run, just throwing up an error.

    Has anyone else had similar and managed to get round this?

    Or is anyone using a brand of Bluetooth USB dongle that doesn't require local admin rights to run?

    Thanks

    ChrisJ

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    Have you tried the windows inbuilt bluetooth stack?

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    No, not done that. The device didn't show up when connected, just gave me a yellow ? in device viewer so I ran the install from the supplied disk. There was no inf file to allow me just to update drivers...

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    Some installers have the option of extracting the contents to a folder by using setup.exe /a or setup.exe /e (may be different switches depending on the program) when run from the command line.

    Also have you tried saving the driver by using one of the various programs that allow you to save drivers?

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    IIRC From a previous Belkin Bluetooth dongle I owned, the Belkin website support section has information on how to change the dongle to use the built in Microsoft bluetooth handling XP post SP2. Try searching their support section under your model.

    Definetely worth a try.

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