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Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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Chapter 7. Virtualizing USB Support

Think about it; if you use a virtual desktop, you won't have a physical USB port to plug in to that virtual machine. We need to use the USB port on our client device and somehow map the USB port on the client device to the virtual desktop. USB support allows virtual desktops to access the local USB resources connected to the user/client device. XenDesktop also provides direct connectivity support for some devices such as keyboards, mice, and smart cards.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • How USB redirection works in XenDesktop
  • How to enable USB support in XenDesktop
  • USB mass storage
  • USB voice and video
  • USB autoredirection

USB devices in virtualization

We all know how USB devices work when they are ...

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