Step 5: Verifying USB Device Redirection with RemoteFX Functionality

Updated: February 16, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Use the following procedure to verify the functionality of USB Redirection with RemoteFX. You will log on as Morgan Skinner, plug in a webcam, connect to the personal virtual desktop with RemoteFX by using Remote Desktop Web Access (RD Web Access), and verify that the webcam is available on the personal virtual desktop.

  1. Log on to CONTOSO-CLNT as Morgan Skinner (contoso\mskinner).

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Internet Explorer.

  3. In the Address bar, type, and then press ENTER.

  4. Click Continue to this website (not recommended).

    This guide uses a self-signed certificate for the RD Web Access server. Self-signed certificates are not recommended in a production environment. You should use a certificate that is trusted from a certification provider when you deploy RD Web Access in a production environment.

  5. In the Domain\user name box, type contoso\mskinner.

  6. In the Password box, type the password that you specified for Morgan Skinner, and then click Sign in.

    When prompted to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Web Access Control, click Run Add-on, and then click Run.

  7. Click My Desktop, and then click Connect.

  8. When prompted, enter the credentials for Morgan Skinner, and then click OK.

  9. Verify that the webcam shows up on the personal virtual desktop.

You have deployed and demonstrated the functionality of USB Redirection with RemoteFX. Now you can proceed to Step 6: Configuring RemoteFX for an Optimal Experience.

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