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Topic # 4248 22-Jun-2005 10:11
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In the past I used to use my desktop pc with the rights of an administrator. Activesyncing with BT worked flawlessly then. But after all the security issues that have come up every day I switched to a ordinary user, logging in as admin only when absolutely required.

And this is where the trouble begins .... it appears to me that I can only use the BT services (the one the Widcomm drivers bring along) as an admin ....... with normal user rights I am kept from using certain services.

Is that a general problem or do I really have to work as an admin when doing anything with bt ..... can' be true, can it?

Thanks for a hint on how to keep security tight and bt fully operational.

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Reply # 15893 22-Jun-2005 10:21
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Yes, it looks like the Bluetooth software requires Administrator rights to work properly - just another example of badly designed software...







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Reply # 15894 22-Jun-2005 10:28
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Oh no! This cannot be true ........... is there any remedy in sight? We are talking security everyday and must let the barn door open for bt.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 15924 23-Jun-2005 13:38
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The Microsoft Windows XP Prof SP2 "native" Bluetooth drivers/stack work at least for "Power Users" as well as "Adminstrators" (haven't tried for "Users"), but may not have all the profiles you need. Someone else may be able comment whether the IVT BlueSoleil software (for eg Bluetake BT009Si) also works for non-administrators?



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Reply # 16260 2-Jul-2005 22:54
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I took the pain and bought a new BT dongle .... it is the AVM Bluefritz USB 2.0. It requires admin rights for the installaion but works comprehensively in "user mode" .... that is the way it should be. Widcomm and others should take this as an example of progressive security-oriented software programming.

Well done, AVM !


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