Setup Access to Belkin USB hub

1. Install belkin software

This is located on the S:\Software\Belkin Network USB Hub

2. Install USB drivers

copy the usbd.sys file from the belkin folder on the s: drive into c:\windows\system32\drivers (this is for win2003) a reboot is needed (this can be done after step 3 instead) You could also try installing the USB controller via the vi client but the VM needs to be powered off for this and I haven’t tested this.

3. Set software to run as a service

Install the windows resource kit and open a cmd prompt in that directory

For 32 bit:

cd "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\"instsrv.exe "Belkin USB Hub Service" "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\srvany.exe"

For 64 bit:

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\"

Then run the command

instsrv.exe "Belkin USB Hub Service" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\srvany.exe"

This will setup a service in the services control panel

Then you must configure the service to specify the path to the .exe. Open regedit

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Belkin USB Hub Service
Create a new Key under this called "Parameters"
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Belkin USB Hub Service\Parameters
Create a new string value (with quotes) "C:\Program Files\Belkin\Network USB Hub Control Center\connect.exe"

 

4. Connect to the USB device and set to automatically connect

Within the belkin control centre Connect to the USB device Set to automatically connect (assuming this is what you want)

Notes

Note that once the service is running you cannot open the belkin control panel as there can only be one instance of the connect.exe running at any one time.

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