Installing Logitech QuickCam Software & Drivers on Windows Server 2003
I have created this guide because I have noticed that people all over the internet are in peril when it comes to getting their Logitech webcams working under Windows Server OS's. Logitech has made it rather clear on more than one occasion that they will never support server OS's. My response to Logitech is F* off!
So... On to the guide for all you stuck little kiddies that can't get this figured out.
Download the latest webcam software from Logitech's homepage HERE
Download a free program call Universal Extractor from HERE
(Direct download link...)
Install Universal Extractor, you may use all default options during install, nothing special needs to be done.
Find your Logitech webcam install package that you downloaded in Step 1.
Right Click > UniExtract to Subdir
Let Universal Extractor run, it will take a few seconds to extract all of the contents of the installer. Once extraction completes it will have created a new folder with the same name as the installer package.
Create a new folder and name it whatever you want (I use "INF").
^This is what you should now have...
In the Logitech folder that was created by Universal Extractor navigate to the "Drivers\x32 folder". You should see 3 folders (ELCH, IM, PRO3).
Enter each one of these folders and copy the contents to your "INF" folder. Overwrite any duplicate files.
^Your INF folder should now have these files, or very similar.
Plug in your Logitech Webcam and wait for the "Found New Hardware Wizard" to pop up. Alternatively if you have already plugged in your camera you can go to your device manager, find the unknown item listed as "USB Device" right click and select Update Driver.
Select "Install from a list or specific location"
Select "Search for the best driver in these locations"
Check only "Include this location in the search" and navigate to your "INF" folder.
Windows will find the appropriate drivers for your camera and prompt you that the found drivers have not passed Windows Logo testing, click "Continue Anyway".
Windows will now copy all of the necessary drivers to your computers. Click "Finish" once all drivers have been copied and Windows is satisfied that the hardware has been successfully installed.
(at this point you can choose to call it quits, your programs can now use the webcam, I will now show you how to install the Logitech QuickCam software if you are interested).
If you would like to install the Logitech QuickCam software simply open up your folder that we extracted the installer contents to at the beginning of the guide. Browse to the "QuickCam\x32" folder and run "QuickCam.msi". This will launch the installer and guide you through the setup process, nothing else special will need to be done.
Your QuickCam is now 100% functional in Windows Server 2003 thanks to uncle FragTek. All your QuickCam are belong to FragTek!