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Thread: How to use USB devices like printers and thumb drives for VMs?

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    How to use USB devices like printers and thumb drives for VMs?

    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.

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    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

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    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?

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    The following article may help you then: http://woshub.com/how-to-connect-a-u...-a-hyper-v-vm/

    Alexander

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    Hi Alexander,

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