Enabling USB Redirection in the Default Domain Group Policy Setting

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Enable USB Redirection in the default domain group policy setting.

To enable USB Redirection in the Default Domain Group Policy setting

  1. Log on to the client as an Administrator.

  2. Open the GPMC. To open the GPMC, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management.

  3. Expand Forest: contoso.com, expand Domains, and then expand contoso.com.

  4. Right-click Default Domain Policy, and then click Edit.

  5. Navigate to Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Connection Client\RemoteFX USB Device Redirection.

  6. Double-click Allow RDP redirection of other supported RemoteFX USB devices from this computer.

  7. Select the Enabled option, and then select Administrators and Users in the RemoteFX USB Redirection Access Rights box.

  8. Click OK.


After the group policy setting is configured, you must run gpupdate /force from an elevated command prompt on the client computer, and then restart the client computer.