Tip: How to add Broadcast Driver Architecture (BDA) support to Windows Server 2012 R2

Hello Folks,

for a project i needed to use a DVB (TV Card) device together with Windows Server 2012 R2.

One big issue here is that Server 2008/2012 (R2) do not support BDA devices out of the Box, so you can install the TV Card drivers, Direct X, and Codecs but you can never use this device thru the lack of the BDA support at all. I don’t know why Microsoft doesn’t offer the support as feature but who cares…

After some researches i found a very cool blog here: How to: Add BDA Hardware Support to Server 2012 R2.

I downloaded the package and after the Installation it works like a charm for me.

Great work, thanks for sharing this!

So if you also need to use a DVB-T/C card or USB device with Server 2012 R2 try it out and follow the instructions mentioned in the blog article.




P.S.: Of course this solution is not supported by Microsoft… šŸ™‚