Works on 2012R2 and 8.1 Enterprise. How to turn on in Windows

Windows Server 2012R2 is now able to redirect USB to terminal services, not only to virtual machines
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Works on 2012R2 and 8.1 Enterprise. How to turn on in Windows

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Turn it on this way:
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Doesn't work with other redirection ways! If you want to redirect USB flash as USB device, you should select checkbox for it in RemoteFX USB section and DON'T SELECT checkbox in Drives section. If you need to redirect printer as USB device, then DON'T CHECK checkbox near Printers word.

In 8.1 Professional DOESN'T work. It should be Enterprise.

USB redirection is not limited to Hyper-V only, on other virtual machines it also works.

No need to turn it on on server. It's turned on by default.

Turn it on on client, when it's Windows client. Search in Google "remotefx usb redirection". And for different devices types there are different ways. For USB flash/disk/cdrom: ... 78&p=75921 For USB sound and microphone:

Rough hack, that allows to redirect all devices, even mouse and keyboard. Open command line as administrator and run:

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reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services\Client\UsbSelectDeviceByInterfaces" /v 777 /t REG_SZ /d {a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed} /f
On client there will be no access to sevice during redirection. Don't redirect the only one connected keyboard and mouse.

Instead of universal GUID you can enter more specific GUID's to allow needed devices redirection. For USB flahes it's: {53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}

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