vmware view 6.1 zero client to windos 2012 r2 usb disk on key does not show up


I can't get the usb key to work from a zero client to a windows 2012 r2 session.

Our setup:


Teradici Zero Clients, firmware 4.8,

Connection via:

VMWare Horizon 10.3

On the VMWare Horizon policy it shows under "Global Policies": USBAccess Allow


Windows Server 2012 R2,, using VMWare View Agent 6.1.1 software via PCOIP

Setup works terrific, including HD video/sound.

But connecting a USB disk-on-key to the zero client, it does not show up on the desktop.

There is no message in the Windows event log, I added 32111 to the incoming firewall connections allowed.

When running the same via Horizon View Client on Windows 7 I get a bar at the top of the screen with "Options, Connect Usb Device, Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete"

Here the disk-on-key shows up immediately as a Removable Disk.

Please advise how to setup/debug


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VMware Employee

You are using a Windows 2012 RDSH session, not VDI session, right? We don't support USB on Widnows 2012 R2 connecting from Zero client yet.

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