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USB Redirector

USB redirectors, such as USB Network Gate, are professional solutions that allow any number of USB devices or interfaces to be shared over an IP-based network such as LAN, WAN, VLAN, VPN, or the Internet.
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USB Isolation on Multi-user Systems

One drawback of the Windows operating system is its default handling of USB devices. There is no effective, built-in facility that allows you to control which users have access to specific USB devices. This can be problematic when several users are sharing a Windows computer or when a machine hosts many RDP sessions. USB Network Gate offers a solution to the problem by providing isolation for remotely-connected devices.

Per-session isolation

This feature allows you to assign a USB device to an individual RDP user while making it unavailable to others. You can be sure that you have exclusive use of the device with this option as it will not be recognized by other remote desktop sessions.
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Per-user isolation

This option lets you isolate a USB device that is already connected to your computer to make it inaccessible to other Windows users. You might use this option to retain control of a device by an individual user when they are switching between multiple accounts.
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Potential Uses for USB Redirection Software

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USB redirection to a remote desktop

One of the problems faced with remote desktop sessions is the absence of local USB over RDP connectivity. Locally-attached devices are not available from within the remote desktop session. Getting around this limitation is easy with USB redirection to RDP software.
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USB devices in a virtual machine session

Using a USB Redirector enables VM users to connect their USB hardware to the virtual machine, even if this functionality is not supported by default. This includes virtual desktops provided by cloud services.
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Access MFD from any room of your office

A typical reason to use a USB Redirector in an office setting is to share a multifunction device such as a printer/scanner with multiple coworkers. USB redirection will also allow a license key or dongle to be connected remotely, removing the need to carry it between computers.
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USB redirection for thin/zero clients

Thin clients can also take advantage of a USB Redirector. Access USB devices that are connected to the thin client on the local machine and use them from a remote desktop.
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Access USB devices from blade servers

It may be difficult to physically connect a keyboard and mouse to a blade server. Since there are many servers on the rack, it’s not just plug-and-play. But a USB Redirector can directly connect the peripherals to the server you need.
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USB Redirector for macOS, Linux and Windows

This USB Redirector software can be run on the Windows, Linux, or macOS operating systems. It offers a true cross-platform solution, supporting any combination of servers and clients. Share devices attached to any type of server with all supported clients without compatibility issues.

How to access USB over RDP with UNG



Install USB Network Gate both on the local machine with the attached USB device and the remote machine (terminal server) you plan to access it from.
The Download button for the USB Network Gate installer is located on its website. It must be launched and the setup must be completed before the next step.


Start UNG on the remote machine (terminal server), go to the “Remote devices” tab, and click “Connect” next to the shared device.
The Local USB Devices tab should be opened by default, but if it isn’t, switch it near the top of the window. The Share buttons are on the right, next to their respective device on the list.


Enable “RDP auto-connect” if you want UNG to automatically re-establish your connections for future RDP sessions.
You can select the Remote USB Devices tab near the top of the application window. The Connect button is to the right of each device.

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USB Network Gate
Redirect USB devices over network
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