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Manage Windows 2012 RDS USB Drive Redirection

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Hi,

We have a Windows 2012 multi-tenant environment and each tenant has their own RDS session host with their own session collection.

Currently, one of our tenants have 'Drives' & 'Plug and play devices' set to be redirected. They have now requested that only specific users be allowed to redirect their USB drives.

I could create a new session collection and disable Drives & Plug and Play redirection for the users not allowed to redirect but is there a method to just disable USB drive redirection?  

I looked throughout the session collection settings and through Remote Desktop Services group policy settings but I couldn't find anything.  I suspect there may not be a method as USB drives are seen as a drive on the local machine the user is logging on from and will redirect it.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 1200 total points
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Not sure if you are still trying to do this as it's been up awhile without response -- but I just happened to see it.

You can accomplish what you want if you use RemoteFX USB Device Redirection and then you can configure specific access rights.

One of the main advantages of using RemoteFX is that the USB devices will only show up in the specific user session.

Here's a good place to start:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817579(v=ws.10).aspx

Jeff
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Hi Jeff,

Apologies for the late reply.

Thanks for the info. I'd heard of RemoteFX but had forgotten about it. Unfortunately, the customer's setup has changed since I asked the question so I cannot implement RemoteFX this time.
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