Friday, June 22, 2007

Olympus VN-2100PC and Windows Vista Ultimate

It was high time to purchase these for the Incident Response team. According to the Olympus web site the device is Vista compatible:

Armed with this information I attempted to install the device allowing Vista to perform its automagical powers of detection and stup. Alas, to no avail. At this point I resorted to the installation CD that came with the device.

After running the installation and subsequently launching the executable it terminated immediately. Based off my previous dealings with Vista I simply allowed Vista to execute the program using Windows XP SP2 compatibility.

Voila! Instant access to the device and full functionality. As is true with all things there is more than one way to skin a cat. Olympus provides a patch to the software that provides Vista compatibility:

As the device is used in the field I will keep folks updated with its pros and cons. If anyone else is using it or a similar device please leave a comment.


Werner said...

I've got Vista Ultimate 64bit and I wish I saw the compatibility list before hand.

It doesn't work no matter what I do, I will try my work PC (Vista Business 32bit) next.

Abhishek Gehlot said...

Nice to know we have the same device. I have actually lost the installation CD which came with it before I installed the software. Do u happen to know any link from which I can download that software?

Unknown said...

Thanks for the patch, I cannot connect without it on my WinXP too.