TSplus RDS Tools

TSplus Add-ons: USB for RDP

With USB for RDP, you can use any USB device on a remote computer, as if the device was plugged directly into the remote PC!
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 (32 and 64 bits)

USB for RDP features at a glance

Share USB device over Internet

Share USB device over Internet

With USB for RDP, you can use any USB device on a remote computer, as if the device was plugged directly into the remote PC!

Seamless USB over RDP

Seamless USB over RDP

USB for RDP allows you to work with any local USB device directly inside an RDP remote session.

Works with virtually any USB device

Works with virtually any USB device

USB for RDP is compatible with most of USB devices. It includes Printers, Scanners, Dongles, MP3 players, Flash Drives… and you can also verify it by downloading our free trial!

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Easy to set up and use

Easy to set up and use

USB for RDP installation is very straightforward:

  1. install USB for RDP on the computer where your USB device is plugged and “Share” it
  2. install USB for RDP on the computer where you want to use this USB device and “Connect” to it

That’s it! You can now remotely access your USB device as if it was plugged directly into the second computer!

Automatic Plug and play

Automatic Plug and play

USB for RDP will detect and automatically redirect any newly plugged-in USB device. Once shared, a device can be unplugged and plugged-in at wish: it will be automatically connected every time it is plugged-in. You will very quickly forget about USB for RDP, and work without distraction!

Driver-free solution

Driver-free solution

USB for RDP can share USB devices without their specific device drivers. You do not have to install them on the computer where the USB device is plugged, only on the target computer where you want to use it.

Fast and Secure communications

Fast and Secure communications

USB for RDP is built on Microsoft Virtual Channels technology. It uses the advanced encryption and highly efficient compression of

the RDP connection for transferring USB data both fast and securely.

Download: Start using your USB devices on a distant computer

Free trial version

USB for RDP latest major release. USB for RDP is the most cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to share and remotely use any USB device.

This trial version includes all USB for RDP features, free to use for 2 weeks.

Download trial version

Frequently asked questions

My USB device is displayed as “Connected” but I cannot use it

If USB for RDP is displaying “Connected” it means that the communication is successful. However, if you do not see your USB device within a remote session, your device driver/software has probably not been correctly installed on the remote system (server).

So, it is just a driver issue that has to be fixed on your remote system (server).

Please follow these steps to fix such issue:

  1. On your remote system console, strong>make sure that you have installed the right driver for this specific device. Your remote system (server) is not the PC on which this USB device is plugged (client).
  2. The best practice is to plug this device directly to this remote system (server) and to install the driver/application exactly like you would do on any standalone PC (client).
  3. This is important: The device driver/application must be correctly installed on this remote system (server). Please verify from the server console that it works fine prior trying to use it remotely.

Please do not contact us without having checked the driver/application installation on your remote system (server).

It is the basic requirement that you need to verify when are installing USB for RDP.

Can multiple computers access the shared USB device concurrently?

Due to a number of technical limitations, multiple access is unfortunately not possible.

When an USB device is shared, it “disappears” from the computer where it is plugged, becoming available for remote connection and use. Any remote server can connect and use this shared USB device, but only one at a time. Once the device is unshared, you regain control over it on the computer where it is plugged.

USB devices stopped working after USB for RDP uninstallation

If your USB devices stopped working after USB for RDP uninstallation, please follow the steps below:

  1. Start → click “Run” → In the Open box, type regedit.exe → click OK.
  2. Find the branch: HKEY _ LOCAL _ MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000
  3. Double-click “UpperFilters” registry key.
  4. Remove the value: “ELTIMA _ USB _ HUB _ FILTER”
  5. Reboot your computer.

Which of the computers must have an activated license after the Trial period is over?

In a typical USB for RDP setup, you have at least two computers:

  • the computer that has the shared USB device(s) connected physically (called “computer”)
  • the computer that connects to the shared device(s) remotely (called “server”)

For ease of use, both parts of USB for RDP are combined in one application. The USB devices are shared through the “Share Local USB devices” tab (computer), while the “Use Remote USB devices” tab is used to connect to the shared USB devices remotely (server).

It is important to understand that only the “server” side require a license. The “Share Local USB devices” tab (computer) is free and do not need to be registered, it will work regardless of whether the product is registered or not. The registration is only required to have access to the “Use Remote USB devices” tab.