Although, I use to work with Windows everyday, I'll never call myself a specialist on the subject. This said, logic tells that you don't have the necessary privilege required by the device-dependent process. It looks like you cannot satisfy this process needs in order to operate the plug and play configuration.
As you said, we are lucky to work with such a smart device which firmware is all it needs to operate. It requires nothing from the driver, which is not the case of those "smart" world's most advanced mouse from Logitech with their Setpoint crappy driver.