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Initially I expected to find some hardware device, but the software solution seemed more comfortable to use.
There are many uses for Fabulatech USB over Network. I've just yet to find them all.
We had already started migrating other services to a virtualised Hyper-V environment and wanted to do the same with our Blackberry Enterprise Server using some Physical to Virtual tools we had. The only sticking point was the need to connect new devices and those needing reprogramming to the server via USB to reconfigure the settings.
When plugged into the computers the dongles are vulnerable to damage or theft. Because of concerns over the safety and security of these dongles we have been looking into ways of operating our software without the dongles being physically located on the computers in use.
In this video, Matt McSpirit from Microsoft UK takes a look at one of the ways you can provide native USB peripheral and device support into Hyper-V based virtual machines, using a USB over Network technology, from Fabulatech.
Hyper-V virtual machine does not support access to USB ports on Hyper-V host physical machines, but specialized software needs access to the USB port on physical machines because of USB protection dongles.
I decided to install a second media center simply to be able to watch shows that our main media center had recorded. Once again no problems. However there has always been an issue with live TV.
The FabulaTech solutions allowed me to keep servers virtualized and allowed me to more energy efficient by reducing my electricity needs and reducing the heat load of my home office/lab.
I need to test various software packages in a virtual machine environment. These software packages need access to USB devices. Support for USB in VirtualBox is unreliable.
Project goal: To share my USB printer, which is connected to my desktop, to other computers in my home network.
At home I have a HP desktop (Vista Home Basic) connected to a Sharp AL-1642CS multifunction printer. Either computer would print fine connected directly to the printer, but when shared the laptop only printed blank pages.
When I am at home and want to check my email or create a calendar event, I just connect to my office PC using RDP. But then my PDA isn't up to date any more, so there should be a possibility to sync it remotely.
Recently having implemented an upgrade to Windows Vista I found that the program I use is not supported and indeed will not install in a Windows Vista environment.
For a hobby I design and create little electronics projects based on the Microchip PIC processors. They have an excellent tool that includes an In-Circuit Debugger. However they have not created 64-bit drivers for it.
To sync a BlackBerry to the Unite! server, it has to be connected to a local USB port. VMWare will let me map the host USB to the guest OS but my server is in a box in my garage and I really want to sync it while connected to my laptop.
One of the many questions Marathon technical staff often get asked is "How can I present USB or Serial devices to an everRun virtual server?".
The problem I had to solve was synchronizing two Windows CE devices simultaneously connected to one workstation.
I have a Windows XP Virtual PC on my Vista machine, and need USB functionality within Windows XP. Since Virtual PC does not support USB, I needed something to get around this.
Anyone who uses a 64bit OS knows how difficult it can be to find drivers that work for this architecture. I simply needed to use my printer, which is hooked up via USB to my PC.
If you have another interesting solution, feel free to share it with the FabulaTech community!