I've been using (I think) a version 2 DualShock 4 in Exclusive mode after finally discovering that I need to add the appropriate hardware IDs to AffectedDevices in the registry. This has worked GREAT for the last month!
Well, I came home last night, turned my DS4 on, and...nothing.
The flashing light on the DS4 turned solid as though it was connected to my Bluetooth adapter, but there was no activity in Windows. No Wireless controller. No new devices in the Device Manager.
Upon removing this hardwareID from AffectedDevices in the registry, my controller shows up again:
The trouble is that Exclusive Mode hadn't worked unless that HardwareID was present!
Was there a windows update or something? Is anyone else experiencing this?