eHome IR Transceiver

To get your Media Center remote controller working in Windows Server 2012, you need to install the following package.

1. Download (314 KB) from win2012workstation.

2. After downloading the zip extract the zip, run install.cmd as an Administrator and follow the instructions on the screen.
Extract and run install.cmd

3. Continue by installing the driver from the Driver folder via the Device Manager and ignore all warnings. After installing restart and check if an other ConsumerIR device was found via the Device Manager and install that driver too.


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21 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Very easy, and working! Thankssss!
    Clue: First start CMD as Admin, THEN navigate to extracted folder and start the batch, this way it will work.
    Starting the batch directly as Administrator didnt work for me at all.

  2. Dax says:

    Thanks, working nice on R2.

  3. jowe says:

    Can also confirm this working with 2012 R2, bu got problems the first time, didn work. But second time its working!

  4. screamer says:

    can confirm this also works on 2012 R2 version, but need slight manual change. i’ll post that on the 2012r2 forum

    • Mart says:

      @screamer: can you post a link how to install the driver for 2012 R2?

    • starter says:

      When can I find this?

    • Timmer says:


      Cannot find a reference to this 2012R2 link.
      Where can I find this?

    • Nacho says:

      Has anyone located the 2012R2 eHome driver yet?

      I checked, but that simply redirects back to the win2012 site.

    • Houbi says:


      What changes did you make?

      • Paolo says:

        I have got this working on server 2012 R2 after having the issue running the bat file – cant find certmgr.exe I opened the bat file and run each step manually. Following the below steps should work for you :-

        1)extract zip
        2) Open folder “certificate” then hold shift and right click in the window, select “open command window here” enter “certmgr.exe -add -c certificate.cer -s -r localMachine root>nul” (without speech marks) and press enter
        3)type “bcdedit.exe /set TESTSIGNING ON>nul” (without speech marks) and press enter
        4)Restart pc
        5)Open device manager right click on the receiver and point to the ehome/driver folder

        Ps if this doesn’t work open an elevated command prompt (right click on command prompt) cd (change directory) to the certificate folder and run the commands again (this is what I did – but the steps about seemed easier and should also work) – good luck!

        That should be it ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope that helps someone and thanks for the original poster for making this possible! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. friendly says:

    For people with the certmgr.exe problem, you need to have visual studio or the windows sdk installed.

  6. Art says:

    Doesn’t work, can’t find the certmgr.exe

    tried running as admin, tried with admin account running as admind…

  7. Donnii says:

    Hello, after install i get the test mode and the server 2012 stops networkshare? when i disable the test mode it dosent work?

    What to do!

  8. Jason says:

    I am receiving an error just like darkking. How do we fix this?

  9. darkking says:

    I hava got an error, that the system can’t found the directory.

  10. Megg G says:

    Great tutorial

  11. XexeX says:

    Thanks, I’ve installed ehome remote driver, but after reboot, the remote disappear in device manager, and several “Unknown Device” instead of it. I can’t update these “unknown device” using ehome remote driver anymore.

  12. Daniel says:

    Can add more images of process?
    I don’t understand all steps.

  13. tuto says:

    what’s the point without Windows media center?

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