RemoteFx is an upgraded version of Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). From RDP 8.0, RemoteFx can be used to redirect local USB devices to a remote desktop through the RDP data channel, ensuring that the CVM can use these USB devices.
This document uses the following environment versions as examples to describe how to enable the RemoteFx USB redirection feature of RDP to redirect USB devices to a CVM.
Because RDP 8.0 and later versions support the RemoteFx USB redirection feature, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019 all support this feature. If the operating system of your local PC has one of these versions, you do not need to install the RDP 8.0 update patch. If your local PC has Windows 7 or Windows Vista, please go to Microsoft official website to get and install the RDP 8.0 update patch.
Windows RDP provides optimized connection for standard USB devices. Devices such as drivers and cameras can be mapped directly without enabling the RemoteFx feature. The RemoteFX USB redirection feature is required for less commonly used USB devices. The following table lists the redirection methods for these USB devices.