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hyper v and usb connections

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Hi,
I have a small setup...

Physical Server running hyper -v and a remote desktop server virtualized.

There is a program installed on the virtual remote desktop server that controls an irrigation program. The irrigation program connects via usb to control what it needs..... im pretty sure its basically a com port.

So, on a standalone pc it works fine as the physical connection is there... but what happens when I need to forward the connection to the hyper-v desktop..... ?

Can this be done ?

.. i know for usb drives you can make them offline then connect them directly to a virtual server...

thanks.
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Hyper-v has no native USB pass through. There are third party products such as fabulatech that pass USB over Ethernet, but not all programs handle the added latency well. Your mileage may vary.
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We use Fabulatech's USB over Ethernet software to pass USB through to the Hyper-V based VM.

We use it for anything from licensing fobs via USB to TP-Link's USB fax modem(s) to run fax services in a VM.

It. Just. Works.
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