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Saturday, July 17, 2010

RemoteFX USB Redirection

Another great stuff on RemoteFX is USB Redirection. It allows you to redirect virtually any USB device transparently over RDP. 


You will need the following:

•A RemoteFX-capable client (Remote Desktop Connection 7.1 or later) .

•A virtual machine hosted on a RemoteFX host (Windows 7 SP1 or later)

On the machine which you use to RDP, make sure you have the following operating system
a) Win 7 with SP1
b) Win 2008 R2 with SP1
c) Win Vista with SP2 + Remote Desktop Connection 7.1
d) Win XP with SP3 + Remote Desktop Connection 7.1

Note:- Perform this step on machine which use to RDP !
On the supported OS, go to mmc and open Group Policy Object - Local Computer or use Active Directory Group Policy

1. Navigate Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Remote Desktop Services | Remote Desktop Connection Client |RemoteFX USB Device Redirection.

2.Right-click Allow RDP redirection of other supported RemoteFX USB devices from this computer, and then click Edit. In the Allow RDP redirection of other supported RemoteFX USB devices from this computer dialog box, click Enabled and right set to Administrator and User. Once complete, restart the client machine.

3. After the machine boot up. Open RDC (mstsc), click on Option | Local Resources tab | More

4. You will able to see additional settings "Other supported RemoteFX USB device" and tick your Camera , Printer , Scanner, etc

5. When finish configure the RDC, remote into the Win7 VM with SP1. You will be able to see your device listed under Device and Printers.

Now USB device such as Webcams, headset, Windows Mobile devices, Printers, scanners work great on VDI!