[Update] I do not want to redirect the USB device! I'm trying to use a remote device on the remote computer, just like it would if I'd not using remote desktop.

I'm connected to a remote computer using remote Desktop.

When I now connect a USB stick (or any other USB device) to the remote computer, it does not get recognized. To get the stick recognized I Need to disconnect from the remote Computer, log me in locally on the remote Computer, connect the USB device. If I connect to the remote Computer after the USB device has been recognized, it will work flawlessly.

But this is annoying. How do I get the remote Computer to recognize USB devices connected to the remote computer while using a remote Connection?

(this is not about USB redirection - the USB device is local to the remote computer, not to the local computer)

  • Open up device manager and do scan for hardware changes? – ta.speot.is Apr 23 '15 at 9:45
  • Did not work, sadly. – Sam Apr 23 '15 at 11:21

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