Remote Desktop scanning can be difficult to implement in cloud or terminal server environments. In situations such as these where remote desktop scanner redirection is not supported by default, FlexiHub is the answer. It enables users to access a USB scanner over RDP as if they were directly connected to the peripheral device.
How remote desktop scanner software works
FlexiHub works by establishing a connection between USB devices attached to a physical computer's ports and your remote desktop session. It creates a virtual USB port through which you can access a scanner or other types of network-attached USB equipment.
When you insert a device into a USB port, it becomes available to remote users across your network. The virtualized RDP scanner is treated as a physical device by your operating system.
How to use scanner in remote desktop sessions
To begin using your TCP/IP network to connect RDP sessions to your USB scanner, a FlexiHub account is needed. While creating your account, you can start a free 7-day trial of the software to test drive the solution.
Follow these simple steps to start using your USB scanner for remote desktop sessions
- Download and install FlexiHub on the computer that is physically connected to the scanner. This machine is called the server by FlexiHub. The application also needs to be installed on the machine that will access the USB scanner over RDP which will be known as the client computer.
- Launch FlexiHub on the server and log into your account. Start the app on a client machine and use the same credentials to log into the FlexiHub account.
- Find the USB device in FlexiHub’s interface on the client and click the Connect button to establish communication.
As soon as connectivity is completed, the scanner will be recognized by the remote sessions Device Manager. Using this reliable USB for remote desktop software solution affords client machines with the same level of functionality as it would with a direct connection to the peripheral device.