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Cloud Server > 4 - Access to Cloud Servers > Configuring and using external devices connected to the user's client physical machine (Windows)

4.2.1 Configuring and using external devices connected to the user's client physical machine (Windows)

By activating a Windows Cloud Server you can connect to peripheral devices that are in fact connected to the client machine with which we are performing RDP access. Users can then access devices and local resources directly from the remote session. Devices that can be connected are local units, external disks, USB sticks, printers, and other Plug and Play devices: in a Windows Server 2008 R2 you can connect Windows portable devices such as media players based on MTP protocol (Media Transfer Protocol) as well as digital cameras based on PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol).

Proceed as follows to connect peripheral devices:
  1. In Windows open "Connect to remote desktop" (Programs > Accessories)
  2. Click on "Options" and go to the tab "Local resources" (fig.1)
  3. Click on the button "More ..." and select the resources that you want to also share with the remote virtual machine (fig.2)

[fig.1]


[fig.2]

This enables you to access your files faster, and directly from the remote virtual machine. Also by sharing access with other users on the remote machine, they can directly access our local resources faster and more efficiently. This technology is still subject to the upload bandwidth of your Internet connection.