This update coveres some previous mentioned fixes and removed HidGuardian from the application to be replaced with a different method in future releases as covered here: Check In: Apr 18 2017 (Windows 10 Exclusive Mode fix may be coming for IM 1.7 and 1.6).
Bug reporting and debug dump now fixed.
A possible solution that I am spit-balling that may be able to make use of Benjamin's HidGuardian in a more stable manner and may even be backwards compatible with IM 1.6.
I neglect to mention however that HidGuardian is STILL, and has a good chance of remaining, only compatible with USB and the official Sony Wireless Dongle (http://amzn.to/2nZ5akN). Seriously if you haven't switched over to one of these things yet you really should.
Recommend Windows 10 users DISABLE automatic update:
Getting a lot of reports that Microsoft Creators update has broken Inputmapper 1.6 from functioning at all. I have not tested yet as Microsoft has not publically pushed it as an update yet but I would avoid it until we figure out what is going on. For those who have already updated early I have been told that InputMapper1.7 works so long as you DO NOT INSTALL HidGuardian (Do a custom install and un-check it). More to come once the update is pushed publically and I have had a chance to test.
How to disable automatic updates: http://www.windowscentral.com/how-stop-updates-installing-automatically-windows-10
Late video, but here we go over from start to finish how to use the HID Report Listener tool to decode a device and send me the data needed to add the device to InputMapper.
Download the utility here: https://inputmapper.com/downloads/download/5-tools/75-hid-report-listener