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atty
05-27-2015, 01:49 AM
Hi,

I have a test server running on HyperV 2012 Core, using 5Nine Manager free edition to manage it. I've installed Windows 7 Pro as one of the VMs, I'd like to plug in a usb drive or printer in the server, and have Windows 7 recognise it. I can't seem to find where I can configure it in 5Nine Manager.

Any help appreciated. Thank you.

Alexander
05-27-2015, 05:45 AM
Hello atty,

You have to have Hyper-V 2012 R2 to get Sessions Enhanced Mode support.
With current configuration, you can try to pass your devices to a VM by using RDP connection.

Alexander

atty
05-28-2015, 01:37 AM
Hi.

Hmm I have a USB hdd which is kinda like a shared storage, so connecting to the server would be ideal. So, no other way then?

Alexander
05-28-2015, 01:40 PM
The following article may help you then: http://woshub.com/how-to-connect-a-usb-drive-directly-to-a-hyper-v-vm/

Alexander

atty
06-07-2015, 09:03 PM
Hi Alexander,

Sorry for the late reply. I've looked thru the article, will try it soon. Thank you so much.