One of the challenges faced when operating over the RDP protocol is when it is necessary to use local USB devices inside the remote desktop session. If you are running an application on a remote server using RDP, it can be very difficult to connect some USB devices to the remote desktop.
This article will describe an effective software application that makes it easy to enable remote desktop USB redirection. Read on to learn the detailed steps for connecting USBs to remote desktop, and find out what challenges may arise when using USB over RDP.
When using the app to create a USB remote desktop connection, devices can be used on the remote machines with the same level of functionality as if they had a direct physical connection.
FlexiHub makes it easy accessing USB devices in remote desktop session, and avoid most common issues related to redirecting USB over RDP.
FlexiHub works by sharing the USB ports of the local computer with remote desktop instances. This makes it possible to access USB devices in remote desktop sessions as soon as they are plugged into the local machine.
FlexiHub offers users a user-friendly and efficient method of setting up USB redirection in remote desktop environments.
Unlike some other solutions, there is not a separate server and client portion that needs to be installed. The application presents users with a unified interface that displays all available devices for remote desktop USB passthrough.
No special system configuration is required to run FlexiHub and it supports a wide range of USB devices.
Here is the demonstration of FlexiHub in action, and how it connects USBs to remote desktop:
You can use native operating system capabilities to redirect USB devices over RDP but you may run into difficulties. Certain devices work better than others because of certain issues such as bandwidth and network latency.
An example can be seen with USB devices that need consistently high throughput. Latency may impact their functionality in a VDI session. Another problem can come up with USB 3.0 devices attempting to use a USB 2.0 port on the client.
When sharing USB devices over RDP, an IT team needs to keep in mind the performance requirements of the peripheral equipment.
Factors to consider when sharing USB over RDP