I am currently researching options for a View 4.5 customer who has a requirement to use MS Office Communicator on Virtual Windows 7 desktops with USB webcams. Some of these users will be at Head Office on the LAN, but others will be at remote sites or be connected via a Security Server (or even a VPN). The webcams are likely to be Logitech model-of-the-moment. Thin client devices are the preference at the client end.
My understanding is that hardware PCoIP would be required to support this; the software PCoIP may not handle this particular setup at this point in time. I imagine that RDP 7 users (e.g. through the Security Server or at low-bandwidth remote sites) will not be able to use webcams with OCS.
Is my understanding correct? Does anyone have any stories from the field regarding OCS, Webcams and View?
As far as I know webcams aren't supported for any type of USB redirection. With that being said I have played around with it a bit and at one point was able to get the embedded webcam on my laptop to work though it didn't have great performance (non PCOIP). Just recently I played around with a Wyse R90Le running XPe and a logitech USB webcam. Every time I tried to use it after redirecting the thin client would blue screen. I didn't spend much time for it because of other commitments.
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