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How to configure USB port for Virtual Machine in Hyper V Manager?

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The title says it all, I need to have one of my virtual machines access a USB port.  I am running virtual machines in Hyper-V of Windows Server 2008 x64.
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There isn't native support for USB connection with Hyper-V. If you want to access data on the drive you can setup a shared drive on the USB device. There is a tool below that you can look over for USB access within Hyper-V.

http://blogs.technet.com/mattmcspirit/archive/2008/02/29/hyper-v-and-usb.aspx
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Not possible with Hyper V but there is a work around. You can access USB over network

http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64/archive/2008/07/16/usb-in-hyper-v-child.aspx

It is possible with VMware.
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Thanks guys
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