Please Help Arduino not Detected

Hi guys,

im using an arduino UNO OS: Windows Server 2012 R2

Problem: I uploaded my sketch using Windows 10, my arduino works great, but i need to use the arduino on a computer with Windows Server 2012 R2, when i plug it in, it does not show up on device manager, it does not assign a COM port.

I already installed the arduino drivers and restarted the server but it does nothing.

i have a different device, i plug it in and it is assigned with COM2 regardless of the USB port i use, but i cant get the COM port to the arduino.

does anyone have idea how can i do this? or if there are specific settings i have to use on windows server?

thank in advance

Why are you insisting on making problems for yourself by trying to make it work with Windows Server 2012 R2?

Linux Mint 17.3 is free and it works with the Arduino.

I know a UNO and a MEGA and ESP's with CH340 both work on S2012 R2 Essentials, S2003, WHS (both versions) once the driver is in using IDE 1.6.5 r5

Not sure about a true Arduino.

Are you logged in as a proper "Administrator" or "NetAdmin" as it can make a difference on occasion. Another thing that can be an issue is running the IDE in a VM copy of server.

@ieee488 if you are not going to give a solution then, dont answer please, im insisting cause this is a project for a customer who is using windows server 2012, thanks for the advice on linux though, i use it myself.

@Ballscrewbob Thanks for that advice, i think i did not use that version, i will go ahead and download it and see if there is a difference, thanks, and i got access to the administrator account by the way

Estebanchacon: @ieee488 if you are not going to give a solution then, dont answer please, im insisting cause this is a project for a customer who is using windows server 2012, thanks for the advice on linux though, i use it myself.

Insisting on forcing a circle into a square is foolish and a waste of time. Glad it is your time and your customer's time that is being wasted.

@ Estebanchacon

Just CONFIRMING what I said earlier.

Just done it again tonight on a new install Server 2012 essentials with zero issues and not having to change OS.

Did it via NetAdmin but ran as Administrator the installer for 1.6.5 r5. It did ask for confirmation with the Arduino official drivers themselves and it did that twice.

Only sent blink to the Chinese UNO but it worked just fine. Also works via RDP without issues too.

Works on USB 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 ports too BTW.

Maybe you have a different issue such as driver, usb cable, or something.

Either way no need for me to do anything odd to get it working.

@Ballscrewbob thanks you for trying it on your own! it seems that the issue that m having are the drivers, i will talk with the server administrator to see what can cause that issue

If it uses the CH340 /341 drivers (arduino clones) they have to be installed as Administrator for sure and ignore the warnings if you get them.

thanks a lot for your help, i will speak to the tech dept so they can do the installation, your help was most appreciated!