I recently had a need to do video conferencing on my work laptop. That machine is running Windows Server 2003. (Yeah I know, that’s odd for a laptop, but I need it for work.) The webcam that I have is a Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Deluxe.
The problem is that Logitech doesn’t offer Windows Server 2003 operating system drivers for the QuickCam for Notebooks Deluxe. They offer drivers for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, and Windows 2000. I know that the standard Windows XP drivers will frequently work on Windows Server 2003, so I tried that one first. Near the end of the install it gave me an error stating that it couldn’t find c:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCamWebInstall\Drivers\Bin\winxp64.lst. I didn’t know where I could find this file either.
So, when the standard Windows XP driver wouldn’t work, I unistalled it and tried again. It still didn’t work. I then uninstalled it and installed the Windows 2000 driver. It didn’t work either. Finally, I decided to try the Windows XP x64 driver, even though I’m running a 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003. In the middle of the install it told me that this version of the driver wasn’t compatable with my version of Windows. Fortunately, it left all the files in place that it had unpackaged. This included the winxp64.lst file that I was missing before. I then re-installed the Windows XP driver. It worked!
I know that few, if any, of my readers will ever experience this same scenario, but I wanted to post this out here so that people that might be looking for a solution could find what worked for me and try it for themselves. Good luck, and post a comment if you do find this post helpful.