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I'm trying to connect Nexus 4 (Android 4.4.4) to Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter for purpose of debugging from Xamarin Studio.

What I did:

  1. Activated Developer Settings
  2. Checked USB Debugging
  3. Installed Google USB driver from Android SDK Manager

But Windows doesn't see it when I connect by USB cable.

Maybe it isn't possible with Windows Server?

PS. But it's charging and I see connected as MTP in USB computer connection.

UPDATE: I tried to connected it to Windows 7 and it's working. But I still have problem with Windows Server 2012 R2.

So question is: should I change some settings in Windows Server 2012 R2 or it is not available to connect Nexus 4 at all to Windows Server?

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Does the phone think it's connected? You get a "USB Debugging connected" notification with a picture of a KitKat if it does. –  Dan Hulme Jul 10 '14 at 8:34
no, I don't see any notification. –  Alex Jul 10 '14 at 11:43
Do you have the SDK Tools installed? Install adb by running tools/android and selecting the latest platform tools and then try running adb devices in the platform-tools directory –  keepcalm Jul 10 '14 at 11:50
I have Android SDK Manager. Is it what you mean? –  Alex Jul 10 '14 at 11:56
@Alex The notification for USB debugging shows up regardless of whether ADB is running or connected on the host PC, so my first suggestion is to double-check that USB debugging is enabled on the phone. In particular, note that the on/off switch at the top of Developer Options doesn't turn on USB debugging: you need to check the check box labelled "USB debugging". –  Dan Hulme Jul 10 '14 at 11:58

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Try updating the driver in Device Manager.

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Google USB Driver Revision 10. How I can update it? –  Alex Jul 25 '14 at 0:27
Your device would be listed in Device Manager (either in Other Devices section or in Android Device section). Right click on that and choose the Uninstall option. Once uninstalled, re-connect your device and choose manual installation of the driver (Browse my computer for driver software) and choose the path for Google USB Driver ("path to ADT-Bundle"\ADT-Bundle\sdk\extras\google\usb_driver). This should solve the issue you are facing. –  VikramV Jul 25 '14 at 4:18
I don't see Other Devices or Android Device sections in Android SDK Manager. –  Alex Jul 26 '14 at 1:16
okay, Device Manager, not Android Manager. –  Alex Jul 26 '14 at 17:21
okay, updated driver in Device Manager, it looks okay there, but still don't see phone in Windows. –  Alex Jul 26 '14 at 17:39

We just found out that you need to install Windows Media Player through Desktop Experience to get MTP functionality on Windows Server.

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