A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.

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Permission to enable\disable devices in device manager without admin rights?

Short question: Can you use group policy to allow users to disable\enable devices without giving them full administrative rights to a machine? More detailed: We have machines that crash on ...
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Batch File to Automatically Install List of Drivers without User Interaction

At work, one of the tasks I am responsible for is resetting computers to their factory settings and installing the updated drivers. Lenovo makes this easy with their System Update tool, but Dell and ...
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Scan through USB connected printer on Print Server

I have two printers, a Lexmark laser printer, and a Canon colour printer/scanner. They are both hooked up via USB to my Print Server. They are set up in Print Management and shared as \\PS1\Lexmark ...
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windows 2012: search additional folder for device drivers

I am building servers that have loads of devices that windows can't find drivers for. I have the USB with all the drivers plugged in. I have to click each device and update it one by one manually. I ...
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Using Group Policy create Local Port that points to C:\scanbookdata\epl.txt

I'm trying deploy a local port printer which points to c:\scanbookdata\epl.txt using Group Policy. Below is screen shot of what I'm trying to do : I'm lost as how to go about this. Any help would ...
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Cannot install Intel drivers from CD (browser driven install)

I'm trying to install some Intel drivers in a Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bits) box. These drivers come in a CD. Problem is, this is a "browser-driven" install. And Internet Explorer, in this server ...
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Using drivers not supplied by server motherboard manufacturer

Is it considered bad practice/risky to use drivers for servers not provided by the motherboard manufacturer? My on board NIC drivers supplied by the manufacturer of my motherboard were released in ...
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Trouble with ATI ES1000 on Debian Wheezy

I have an hp DL580 machine and I upgraded Debian 6 to 7 (AMD64 edition; kernel was also updated to 3.2). This machine has an ATI ES1000 graphic card. So I followed the instructions listed in ...
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windows 2008R2 + Active Directory + printer x86 driver issues

i am setting a windows 2008 active directory server, and we have a NRG/Ricoh network printer. I configure it on the server with the x64 drivers (i add it up as a printer listed on the directory list, ...
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SLES11 random unreachability from a single machine

I'm experiencing a very weird problem and I am lost hard now. I have set up several Suse SLES 11 SP2 machines since my company tries switching to SUSE. And every single machine with SLES 11 has this ...
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Printing weirdness - German language, Xerox 7125

Please read carefully to see the problem details and steps that I have taken to troubleshoot. We have an executive at my organization who has a German language machine, Windows 7. I have installed ...
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Pantech UML290 Verizon Driver

Is there a separate driver available for Pantech UML290 4G LTE USB Modem? I would prefer not to have to install VZAccess, but use the default Windows DUN support.
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ixgbe driver: Limit the max number of cores [closed]

I have a Linux workstation with 48 cores and runs ixgbe driver for fiber interface. And I have to test a project name Netmap on it. NetMap is a high performance network framework for high speed ...
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Intel igb driver packet loss on Debian Linux 6.0

I am running Debian Linux 6.0 (2.6.32-5-amd64). My network NICS are Intel 82580 Gigabit running with the IGB network driver version 3.3.6 (firmware version 3.2-9). I tested the performance and I ...
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Matching MySQL Server version and driver version

I'm working on an installer that installs a program to a local machine which accesses a remote MySQL database. What I would like to know is, how closely do I need match the ODBC drivers (myodbc.dll) ...
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Drivers doubts about Windows server 2003 R2 on HP ML350 G6 server

I have one HP server proliant ML350 G6 with OS windows 2008 standard edition installed. I would like downgrade the OS and Microsoft could let me a Kit for the operation with windows server 2003 R2 ...
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Network driver updated - linux still loading the old driver version

I recently updated the bnx2 network driver of one server. If I display infomations about the module, it shows me correctly the new version, 2.0.23b. modinfo bnx2 filename: ...
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Network card suddently doesn't answer anymore, but answers after pinging

We have a problem with the network card on a Dell Power Edge R410 with Debian 6 (squeeze). It seems that the network card went into "sleep" mode after some time. If we are connected via ssh to the ...
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Old QIC80 tapes - Anyone know a tape drive that has drivers for 2003 or XP Windows?

I have project where I have to try to load some old QIC80 tapes and see what's on them. I ordered some tape drives but they work only with Windows 95! Does anyone know about tape drive that reads ...
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Why didn't my Linux server start with an active network connection?

I booted my Linux server today via WOL. When it came up, I couldn't SSH onto it. I checked the server and it had booted into the OS but wasn't reachable on the network. I checked my router which ...
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Hyper-V 2008 R2 synthetic networking stops working with linux 2.6.32.15

so I thought I'd give Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise a try on my Homeserver (yes, it's legit... got it from msdnaa). First thing to throw at it was my firewall which runs IPFire. This ...
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Can't find instructions how to use Windows 7 drivers on Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7 x64 comes with all sorts of signed drivers so there's high probability that all drivers for your machine will be installed during system setup. On the other hand Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Windows PE network setup

I'm walking through the following step-by-step guide for deploying Windows 7 via AIK: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349348%28WS.10%29.aspx On step 4 (Capturing the Installation onto a ...
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Getting something out of an old Digi ST-1032

I'm trying to update a setup of a shipping and packaging unit, that makes use of two Digi ST-1032 'Terminal Server' units. I find it a strange name for the devices, but pre-the-nineties it apparently ...
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Can't find onboard NIC with windows server 2008

I'm trying to setup a windows server, but I can't seem to get it to install ethernet drivers :( motherboard is ms-6743 chipset 82865g/pe/p(intel) The MSI drivers specifically for this motherboard are ...
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Allowing “User” group members to install drivers

My problem is next. I am system admin in company of about 150 computers. All xp professional, all users. I can't afford to give anyone power user status because they're practically idiots, and will ...
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X11 performance problem after upgrading from Centos3 to Centos5 with an ATI Rage XL

After upgrading a computer from Centos3 to Centos5 an application that does a lot of scrolling took a very high performance hit. top tells me that X is using a lot of CPU and that was not happening ...
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How do I stop hpboid.exe and hpbpro.exe from running MANY MANY times on my server?

I'm seeing many copies of those 2 programs running on the server. They seem to collect over time and each consume 5mb-10mb of RAM. It seems to be part of the printer driver for either the HP LaserJet ...
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poolmon.exe: 32bit versions

I am debugging a leak using poolmon.exe. I have 2 versions, one from xp install disk, one from a Win2003 kit. Some of the Microsoft documentation mentions options that my poolmon(s) do not support ...
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What to do about “SCSIPressurePathManager: new active path available” errors?

I have a DeLock-branded, Si3132-based eSATA ExpressCard in my MacBook Pro, with the com.SiliconImage.driver.Si3132r5 driver 1.5.16 on 10.5.7. Every now and then, it apparently decides to go nuts. All ...
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How can I get a list of windows printer driver installed on a server

I can manually install a printer driver on a server and that shows up as a configured printer just like on a workstation. However there are applications where I can provide a UNC name to a printer ...
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Unable to connect to Network Adapter (Cellular Data)

I have a number of Fujitsu Q702 Tablets that have been very problematic with regards to connecting to a mobile broadband connection (via SIM Card). These used to work fine up until a few weeks ago. ...
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Regarding drivers for windows server 2008 r2

I have gygabyte motherboard and i am planing to install on it windows 2008 r2 server this mother board dont have drivers for windows 2008 r2 only for windows 7 and windows 8. Can i use drivers for ...
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Trying to install Intel Xeon Phi Driver on Centos 7

I tried to install and Intel Xeon Phi Driver. But it seems to have some problems. As the message just say "failed to load" and I dont know why, I hoped someone has experience with this and could tell ...
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Weird network interrupt issue

in ifconfig output i am seeing Interrupt 16 but when i check in /proc/irq/ i am not seeing number 16 there. following number i am seeing here. my driver is broadcom tg3 [root@centos7 ~]# ls ...
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VIA south bridge puts CPU to sleep, disables timer and ethernet interrupts

I have two VIA NAB-7410 boards with 4x Intel 82541GI gigabit adapters. On both boards, Linux occasionally stops responding to Ethernet frames. The problem goes away when another interrupt is ...
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Proper Steps To Upgrade My Server 2008 R2 Machine From HHD To SSD

I'm working on upgrading a server's hard drive from a standard HHD to an SSD drive. I have cloned the drive with a program called "EaseUS Todo Backup Free 8.6" (which I think does a bunch of extra ...
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Are the i40e and ixgbe drivers really used by our Intel NICs?

We recently got two QCT 2U4Node high-density servers. Each node is equipped with a XL710 dual 40G NIC with two QSPF+ ports and two QCT mezz cards that sport Intel 82599 and dual 10G SPF+ ports for a ...
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Importing 'Devices and Printers' from one server to another

I have a windows server 2003 that is in the process of getting replaced. It has a long list of printers connected; I'm looking for some method of 'importing' the printers from the 2003 to my new ...
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Adding mysql driver to tomcat openshift

I have deployed my war file on openshift tomcat. As suggested to deploy war file directly we need to remove the src and pom.xml before coping the war file in webapps folder. pre compiled java ...
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libGL error: dlopen /usr/lib64/dri/nouveau_dri.so failed on CentOS 6.6 [closed]

I'm having problems using the nouveau driver for my Nvidia GeForce 9100. Xorg starts up and works fine, I am able to use everything, although in /var/log/Xorg.0.log I have: $ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log ...
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why does monitor blanks out when installing graphics driver? [closed]

When I install new new GPU driver, during installation screen vanishes for 3-4 sec, and then comes back normally. This happens both in windows as well as Linux. What is the reason of this blanking ...
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Is there a way to disable the friendly error message when installing Windows Server 2012 R2?

I have a server that is 3 years old that may have a driver issue when installing Windows 2012R2. The problem is, during the installation right before the installer begins copying files and right after ...
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Direct Access Stacking network filter driver before iphttpsinterface

Is there any way I can stack up my NDIS filter driver on top of iphttpsinterface, which is a virtual tunnel adapter provided by Microsoft for Direct Access. With this, I would like network traffic ...
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Win 2008_R2 print spooler issues and Client freezes

Environment: Windows 2008 R2 Print Server (Virtual) 178 Printers installed. All using TCP/IP Many different printer brands Most all employees print through this print server Problems: The spooler ...
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MAC Layer Retransmissions during the same TXOP

Back in the day I was messing around with MadWifi and, if I remember properly, after a packet was transmitted if the sender did not receive an ACK in SIFS time after the completion of the ...
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Possibility to have two versions of same printer driver on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have print server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with cca 100 of print queues installed. For easier handling of printer driver updates, mainly universal drivers from printer vendors are being used. ...
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WinServer2008R2 refused “unsigned driver” however same driver works on other machines

Trying to load Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge driver on my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. Driver used is official release from Silicon Labs. Stuck with error "Windows cannot verify the ...
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Missing a Generic/Text Only printer driver?

I have a program that needs a printer with the Generic/Text Only driver to print shipping documents.Some users in China (who use Windows XP and Windows 7) don't have the option to select this driver ...
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windows overwrites cups drivers

I'm currently trying to enforce grayscale printing at the company I work at. I have added the printer (sharp mx2600n) to the cups server using the ppd file. on the web interface i set the color mode ...