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Challenge of USB redirection to Remote Desktop

When you work in a remote desktop environment, getting access to USB devices plugged into your local machine can be quite problematic. Normally you would have to use workarounds like plugging the USB device into the remote machine directly or having to switch between remote and local session in order to use the device.

FabulaTech solution

USB for Remote Desktop is an application for redirecting USB devices to your remote session. It redirects any USB devices to remote desktop environments over Microsoft RDP, Teradici PCoIP or Citrix ICA protocols. The remote server handles redirected USB peripherals as if they were directly plugged into the remote side.

USB for Remote Desktop

How it works

The program consists of Server and Workstation parts.

The Workstation part is installed on the local computer where USB devices are physically plugged in. This part does not need any configuration. It allows local USB devices to be redirected into your remote session over RDP, PCoIP or ICA protocols.

The Server part is installed on the remote computer you are connecting to via Microsoft RDP, Teradici PCoIP or Citrix ICA. USB for Remote Desktop Server makes redirected USB devices available for logged in user. To connect the required device simply click on the USB for Remote Desktop icon in the tray context menu in your remote session and select the device from the list.

USB for Remote Desktop Screenshot

The program supports a wide range of USB hardware and does not require any special settings.

Support for RDP, PCoIP and ICA protocols

Be flexible! This is an ideal solution for RDP, PCoIP and ICA protocols. Benefit from working in all of these remote desktop environments.

Driver-free solution

USB for Remote Desktop allows USB device redirecting without USB device drivers. You don't have to install them on your local machine or thin client since USB devices don't require any drivers for proper redirection.

Works with any type of USB devices

USB for Remote Desktop works with not just particular types of USB devices. It is compatible with most of them. It is a universal solution for USB device redirection. Any exotic USB devices like scanners, dongles, etc. can be redirected to your remote desktop.

Auto-redirecting of hot-plugged USB devices

USB for Remote Desktop allows you to redirect any newly plugged in USB device automatically. You don't have to divert your attention away from your working process. The program redirects your USB devices by itself every time you plug them in.

Works with any virtual machine

Do you need to connect USB device to virtual machine? It doesn't matter what kind of virtual machine you choose, VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox or any other. USB for Remote Desktop works perfectly with all of them.

USB port redirection

In some cases it is more convenient to redirect not a particular USB device but a USB port. Therefore any USB device plugged into such a USB port will be redirected to your remote session by default.

Mixed 64-bit and 32-bit environment

USB for Remote Desktop is 64-bit and 32-bit compatible. It provides you with easy and flexible way of migration between 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems. You can work as in homogeneous as in heterogeneous environment.

Hyper-V Compatible


USB for Remote Desktop is completely compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization system. Read more…

What about Linux?

If you are looking for the same easy solution for Linux you have already found it. FabulaTech offers you USB for Remote Desktop Linux version. It works perfectly in the most popular distributions of Linux operating system.

USB for Remote Desktop Linux version contains an installation package of Workstation part. It is convenient for the most Linux distributions and is installed on your local machine only.

USB for Remote Desktop Linux works with the standard open-source FreeRDP application using plugin from the FtPlugins package. When you start the remote desktop client with the plugin specified it initiates RDP connection to the remote side and provides USB for Remote Desktop functionality.

OEM license benefits

OEM License

USB for Remote Desktop is available as OEM. The program can be integrated into your software or hardware. Developer API allows configuring and controlling USB for Remote Desktop in your software. Read more…

USB for Remote Desktop is successfully used in the following areas:

  • Virtual desktops
    It's possible to use USB devices in any virtual environment. USB devices connected to a host PC are accessible from guest OS in virtual machine.
  • Thin clients
    USB devices plugged into a thin client with Windows XP, Linux or Windows CE appears in a remote Windows session (RDP, PCoIP or ICA).
  • Terminal Services and Citrix
    Use universal USB redirection solution for both Microsoft Terminal Service and Citrix, either over ICA or over RDP. You can redirect USB dongles, mp3 players, flash drives or any other USB devices
  • Blade computing
    Work with any USB device as if it were directly connected to a blade computer.