Attaching a USB Drive to a Virtual Machine in Hyper V.

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I need to attach a USB drive to a VM in Hyper V.  When i connect it to the Hyper V. server i can see it fine, but when i go to a VM running under Hyper V I cannot see it.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
Hyper-V does not support USB natively to connect to virtual machines.

You've got a few options...

1. USB over network using software e.g. https://www.fabulatech.com/

2. USB Anywhere - by Digi a hardware device connected to the network - https://www.digi.com/products/networking/usb-connectivity

There are other software providers, but these are the products we use.
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Commented:
if using a drive there is an option for a makeshift usb passthrough.
here is an article that walks you through the process.

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/05/17/usb-passthrough-in-hyperv.aspx
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Commented:
Thanks Sean, that worked perfectly.

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