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    RDP USB drive permissions hyper-v 2008 r2...

    We are having trouble with usb drives and rdp, we have a 2008r2 hyper-v server and were using axels/ rdp fat clients to connect to the sessions, the issue we have is that admins can access the usb drive on the virtual machine but no other users can (it appears but a double click does nothing), is there a policy somewhere that is restricting this, we have the virtual machines using the same group policies as the normal (non virtual) machines and its all fine and dandy with them...any ideas where we need to start looking???

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    So your using VDI type one VM per RDP session under Hyper-V rather than Terminal services sessions under 2008 server right?

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    if i understand the jargon properly then yes
    we have a hyper-v server running 8 virtual xp machines (not got desktop pooling sorted yet) and the clients are pointing directly to one of these vm's. The full fat clients are using rdp within xp (just for testing still) and the axels are doing it via rdp aswell. The usb drives show up as E on clib-01 etc (local machine)

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    Greif, XP is shocking for resource utilisation under virtualisation, you'd do much better with 7 or even Vista on the same hardware especially for the quality of the RDP connection. Have you checked the GPO to see if users are allowed to install device drivers under security settings as it probably needs to install some additional drivers to get XP to recognise remoted USB stuff.

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    for the benefit of anyone else having similar issues found the offending policy was User>Policies>Admin Templates>Windows Components> Windows Explorer> Allow only per user or approved shell extensions DISABLE. now to see what other side affects this change has!

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