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How to enable RemoteFX USB devices on a Client?

Hello,

I am using a HP t5740e Windows Embedded Stardard 7 SP1 thin client with RDP 7.1 installed.
I've enabled the RemoteFX USB device redirection in policy and verified it with gpupdate, committed write filter, rebooted, and local GPO shows up in a RSoP.

For some reason the 'Other supported RemoteFX USB devices' option does not show up on the RDP client like the attached picture.

Would anyone know what else I am missing to get that option to show up?

Option that I do not have
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Does your RemoteFX Server meet the criteria

1. Processor supports SLAT.
2. RemoteFX GPU support.

Check the server event log for the following

Step 4: Verifying the Functionality of RemoteFX for Remote Desktop Session Host
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817580%28WS.10%29.aspx

You can see if you have established a RemoteFX session.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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romatloAuthor Commented:
I've installed the RemoteFX role service, but my server is not SLAT enabled.  I can add a graphics card, but will error because not SLAT enabled.

However, I thought that I could at least do USB redirection....without graphics support.

OR...at least be able to get the RemoteFX option on the client after applying local GPO.  A connection to the server or VM would not be made at that point.  I am talking about having the option show up in the client before connecting...

Any other comments?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
For RemoteFX to function you need to meet the criteria of supported CPU and GPU. RemoteFX USB redirection is part of RemoteFX.

Check the logs.
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romatloAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks.  I get it that I need the SLAT and GPU on the server side for connections to be RemoteFX enabled.

Do you think that has anything to do with why this RemoteFX option will not show up on the client side?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it's the GPU which handles the RemoteFX compression.

It's possible, but to be honest, we've never configured clients for RemoteFX, when not having RemoteFX available!
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romatloAuthor Commented:
I hear ya.  Thanks!
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