I am sure many of you have heard for Microsoft RemoteFX USB Redirection which allows you to redirect your local USB devices like scanners to you Terminal Server, or some other remote machine on Windows, through the Remote Desktop connection.
But what if your client or remote machine doesn’t support RemoteFX, or if you are unable to install the drivers for your scanner on the remote machine.
In that case you can use third-party software like Terminal Works TSScan.
It works by installing the Server and the Client side of the install packages on the local and remote machine.
You install the client package on the local machine where you have scanner drivers installed, and you install the server package to the Terminal Server or some other remote Windows machine which is at the end of your remote desktop connection.
Once you have installed the client on the local machine and the server package on your remote desktop server you will get a new application TSScan on your desktop and in your Start Menu which should give you the selection of the locally installed scanners that you have on the client machine. You should also be able to see all of your client scanners directly in any kind of image acquiring software that you might have installed on your server.
Operating Systems that are supported for TSScan Server are Windows 2008 R2 Server, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Operating Systems that are supported for TSScan Client are Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Embedded.