Using Remote USB devices

Overview

Once you have shared a USB device on the computer where it is physically plugged in, you can connect to it from a remote server.

You must use a standard mstsc (RDP) client or a TSplus RDP client to connect to your application server.

Connect to a remote USB device

Simply open USB for RDP and select the "Use Remote USB devices" tab.

Shared USB devices are automatically detected by USB for RDP and are added to the list of available remote devices on the go.

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By default, the "Autoconnect" feature of USB for RDP is enabled, so your USB device should automatically be connected on your application server. If it is not the case, select the device you want to use and click on the "Connect" button of the toolbar to connect it. You can also check the "Autoconnect" checkbox at the bottom of the USB for RDP interface to enable or disable this feature.

The device background color will change to a light green and the text "Connected" will be displayed, showing that the USB device is now connected and can be used on this server.

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Disconnect a remote USB device

To stop using a USB device on the remote server, you have to disconnect this device.

To disconnect a USB device, select the "Use Remote USB devices" tab, select the USB device you want to disconnect and click on the "Disconnect" button of the toolbar.

Warning: a disconnected USB device still remains shared on the remote server, therefore it is still inaccessible for the local usage on the computer where it is physically plugged in. To use it on its local computer, you must Unshare it.



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