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enable Plug-n-Play on PS/2 devices

By misterIT ·
I'm running a Win2k server, not connected to a PS/2 mouse or keyboard (bcuz normally I access it remotely).

During troubleshooting, I always have to reboot the server for Windows2000 to recognize the keyboard and mouse on the PS/2 port.

I thought Win2k was true PnP ?! Any way I can get true PnP functionality for the PS/2 port (like USB) ? ..or do I just have to revert to using a USB-type mouse/keyb. ?

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by TheChas In reply to enable Plug-n-Play on PS/ ...

The PS/2 ports are not "hot" Plug and Play, like USB.

They are only PnP in the sense that drivers are automatically loaded as needed when new devices are detected.

In fact, hot plugging devices into the PS/2 ports can damage the devices or theport.

So, if you want to "hot plug" a keyboard or mouse into the server, USB is your best option.

Chas

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to enable Plug-n-Play on PS/ ...

Hi,

TheChas is absolutely right. Dont hot plug your PS/2 devices or you'll run the risk of blowing them up.

If you have several servers in this state... ie. no mouse or keyboard, then consider buying a console system where one monitor, mouse and keyboard drives lots of servers at the flick of a switch.

The following is an example of a site offering such a product. There are lots around.

http://www.pcconnection.com/scripts/productdetail.asp?product_id=212447

(remove spaces from the above URL)

Cheers,
Tim.

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