USB devices are not supported in Azure VMs
USB devices, like flash drives or hardware security dongles, would be useful to have present in the remote VMs. For example, support for dongle-controlled security for applications would then be possible.
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Brandon Longley commented
EDIT: I found that you can enable USB devices (from editing the .rdp remote desktop file and enable local drives/ports but I'm not certain yet if it will enable smart card readers / usb etokens.
Yes please, I'm implementing Azure for many clients and this is a roadblock for them using Cloud VM's.
Josh Scott Warren commented
We are also looking to forward Smart cards to an Azure VM using a USB smart card reader
Adam Reynolds commented
I would like to forward smart cards to an Azure VM using a USB smart card reader.
I'm developing under Android Studio (for android Apps) and I cannot debug my APKs because I cannot connect a phisical device (is not visible in the VM). Is there a way to do this or it's impossible under this platform?
Joe Doe commented
In the same boat. Quite frustrating.
Marcin Rachwalski commented
I think it can be merged with other tickets. For me this is a true issue. I wanted to use a virtual machines on Azure to debug an Android app on a Virtual Machine via Android Studio. But this prevents me.