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Microsoft Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based virtualization management tool for x86-64 systems. The basic benefits of this solution to businesses are low cost, isolation of each guest OS, possibility to run multiple servers on one computer and manage resources such as CPU and memory for different virtual machines.
However, the main disadvantage of Hyper-V is the lack of USB support. Most users need USB devices to work in the virtual environment, and Hyper-V does not offer this functionality. Luckily, this limitation can be overcome with the help of FabulaTech's USB over Network. This easy-to-use software tool requires no special knowledge and can share any types of USB peripherals, including:
FabulaTech USB over Network doesn't require any complicated adjustments. All you need to do is configure the Client part to connect to the Server's IP address, and it will instantly redirect USB devices from your physical computer to your virtual Hyper-V desktop.
You don't need to worry about having to set up Microsoft Firewall for the connection to work - USB over Network is a firewall-friendly solution. However, if for some reason USB over Network is not listed there, you need to add it manually.
You can download it right from www.fabulatech.com. The free trial version is fully functional and offers all features of the product for you to test in your particular environment.
Just like you would do on any regular Windows machine - no special tricks or instructions for Hyper-V. The Server part is to be install on your physical computer and the Client part – on your virtual Hyper-V machine.
Normally USB over Network is registered in Windows Firewall automatically, but if it is not, do the following steps:
USB over Network allows you to redirect and work with any USB peripherals in a Hyper-V virtual machine. It doesn't require any special knowledge or settings. Launch the corresponding parts of the program on the physical and virtual machines and plug a USB device. That is all it takes!