USB Passthrough on HP Thin Client
Posted on 2010-09-03
I need to allow users to access their USB flash drives connected to their HP Thin Clients to passthrough to the terminal server. We have HP t5740 terminals. I have configured Local Resources on the RDP connection. I have enabled the HP RDP USB Redirector service and it recognized the USB flash drive.
If I am logged in to the terminal as Administrator, everything works perfectly. But if I am logged in as a user, the drive does not pass through to the Terminal Server session. I believe it is a security policy on the terminal that does not allow the User account to access any local drives. The User account does not have access to My Computer, Run command, or Task Manager. If I open Internet Explorer and type the drive letter in the address bar, I get the following error:
Title: Address Bar
Message: Accessing the resource 'd:' has been disallowed.
(this works when logged in as Administrator)
1. Is there an easy way to allow USB passthrough on these HP Thin Clients. The only reason we bought these more expensive terminals is for the USB ports.
2. Where are the local security policies being set? I don't want to make the User account an admin, but if I could grant it access to the drives, that would be fine. I have looked through the Local Security Policy snap-in, Symantec Endpoint Protection, and the Registry (but I don't know where to look).
HP support has not been able to help. This shouldn't be this hard!
Thanks in advance!