What are the limitations of USB redirection in vWorkspace?
USB redirection is a vWorkspace module that is responsible for redirection of USB devices to remote session. There are 2 types of USB redirection:
1) PDA redirection. It's the only way USB redirection works on Terminal Server/RDSH. Due to the problem of the session isolation on TS/RDSH, only redirection of PDA devices is possible. These devices can be Palm, Windows 2003 Mobile or old Blackberry devices.
2) Virtual USB hub. This is USB device redirection that works when user is connecting to VDI machines. Virtually any USB device can be redirected except so-called HIDs (Human Interface Device) which includes keyboard and mouse devices. Additionally, there may be issues with USB devices that carry keyboard-like functionality. For example, USB headsets with mini-keyboards.
To redirect USB device, it must be "shared" on the client machine. "Sharing" effectively disables USB device on the client while making it available for the remote session. Also, the target VDI machine should have driver preinstalled because user may not have enough rights for that.
Note: please refrain from using USB redirection in WAN implementations. USB redirection is sensitive to the response time and works best in LAN-only setups.