USB 2.0 & 3.0 Passthru for Hyper-V (Windows Server 2016)
Currently, if I want to plug any USB 2.0 or 3.0 device into my Hyper-V host and use it through my VM it will not work.
Make it so number one...
@jeff.woolsey: Well this is old but still relevant.
You are suggesting to use the RDP USB passthrough feature. However Microsoft decided not to make it work if you use Windows 8.1 pro.
I have tested Windows 8.1 Enterprise my needed USB devices are showing up in the guest.
I have tested Windows 10 Pro and my needed USB devices (headset, telephone etc.) show up in the gues.
But with my Windows 8.1 Pro guest, the devices do not show up. So it seems that Microsoft intentionally does not offer this function for Windows 8.1 Pro which is totally not understandable.
It has also been reported already here: https://remotedesktop.uservoice.com/forums/266795-remote-desktop-services/suggestions/38363215-add-remotefx-usb-redirection-to-windows-8-1-pro
All it seems is a missing driver tsusbhub.sys in Windows 8.1 Pro.
Karl Wester-Ebbinghaus (@tweet_alqamar) commented
if this is not yet possible it is urgently needed as Microsoft said there will be USB drive based witnesses for in virtual machine clusters. but how without usb support :)
Rune G commented
+1 on this. From time to time I want to use flash card readers so they map the flash card as drive, but i can't get it to work using RDP...
What type of device are you trying to use? Have you used the RDP client to share a USB device into the VM? That works for many devices... -Jeff Woolsey, MS