RDP USB Redirection with Parallels RAS

Provide a seamless experience using RDP USB redirection to local devices, such as printing and audio, with server-based desktops or virtual published applications.

Universal Printing Redirection

Parallels® RAS Universal Printing enables users to print on the local client while connected to RDSH or hypervisors such as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware EXSi.

Ready out of the box and easy to use, Parallels RAS Universal Printing increases printing performance and response time when employees use local printers with server-based desktops or virtual applications. Users can print and scan locally from their mobile device or web browser without any extra configurations.
Read More

Audio Bidirectional

IT administrators can enable the sound input and output redirection from the local device to the remote application. For instance, employees can use their local headset in a server-based application for teleconferencing when using Microsoft Teams.
Read More

Universal Scanning

Scanner redirection enables users who are connected to a remote desktop or accessing a published application to make a scan using the scanner that is connected to the client machine, without the need to install drivers.
Read More

Local Drive Redirection

IT staff can redirect local drives from the user's device to the Parallels RAS remote session, enabling users to work on local files while using published applications. This is particularly beneficial for users who want to keep all their personal data and files on their local drive while still using remote applications on the server to open them.
Read More

URL and Email

Parallels RAS URL and email redirection allows http(s) and mailto links to be opened using a local application on the client computer rather than the server’s resources. IT administrators can configure a list of URLs which should not be redirected in the Parallels RAS Console.
Read More

RemoteFX RDP USB Redirection

Parallels RAS fully supports USB redirection. It enables specific device types to be used effectively in a remote session, such as:

  • Drive redirection enables users to access any local drive in a remote session, including USB drives.
  • Smart card redirection enables users to authenticate in a remote session by using smart cards and e-tokens.
  • Plug-and-play device redirection enables users to access PTP digital cameras, MTP music players, and POS for .NET devices in a remote session.
  • Input redirection enables the use of input devices such as keyboards and mice in remote sessions.

The Parallels RAS RemoteFX USB Redirection policy enables IT to easily configure Microsoft USB redirection by simply enabling a checkbox, rather than through the more complex process of group policy objects (GPOs) or registry changes on Windows client devices.

This policy is especially useful for unmanaged Windows client devices, which might otherwise be tricky to configure—especially in organizations employing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies and service providers with multiple customers.

Read More