Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol does not directly support remote desktop scanning. While you can easily use other peripherals such as printers or external storage devices in a remote session, RDP scanning cannot be accomplished without a third-party USB Redirector.
Luckily, Electronic Team has developed a remote desktop scanning software solution that solves this problem. The tool makes using a scanner through RDP a simple and easy proposition.
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.
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.