- Remote Desktop Protocol - what is it?
- How to redirect USB over RDP. Software tool
- Alternative solution by Incentives Pro
Remote Desktop Protocol - what is it?
Many of you have probably heard the abbreviation RDP which stands for Remote Desktop Protocol. RDP is a secure network communications protocol that allows you to remotely connect to Windows computers with the help of the Remote Desktop Connection tool built into the Windows operating system.
The protocol lets you initialize a connection and transfer data between a client and server. By starting an RDP session, you get the ability to not only see a remote desktop and use its resources but also redirect your local disks, printers, smart cards, etc. to a remote computer. Of course, if you want to watch a video or listen to music over RDP, chances are you won’t be satisfied, as, in most cases, you just get a “slide show”, and the sound is most likely to be interrupted.
Software RDP USB redirector. Step-by-step instructions.
Remote Desktop Protocol offers a simple and secure way to create a connection to a remote computer. But when it comes to sharing local USB peripherals over RDP, you probably won't find a solution that makes it better than USB Network Gate by Electronic Team, Inc.
This dedicated app is aimed at forwarding USB peripherals over RDP in such a way that the devices appear in a remote computer like they were attached to that machine directly.