What is everyone doing for users that need to scan from a local USB device to AVD? We usually setup a site-to-site VPN for office users and they use a mapped drive or UNC path as their scan destination. What about remote users? Local drive redirection is enabled on the AVD connection, but it's extremely slow.
Scanning from local machine to AVD
In our MSP days we used Fabulatech's devices to convert USB scanners into network scanners, but they now have an application geared towards scanner redirection for remote desktops. You might want to check out their app in the link below:
Thanks for the reply. I'll look into that program. I have used and have heard of similar ones.
Sorry, I'm new to this and would appreciate some clarification. I was under the impression that the remote desktop app would be performing redirects of the ports, similar to how the printers are redirected. Is that not the case?
I see there hasnt been many replies to this thread but wanted to weigh in on my experience. A product like the fabulatech works fine for desktop scanners, we have been using a product from Terminal Works for years that does a great job redirecting printers and scanners (TSPrint and TSScan).
Many of our clients INSIST on having a scan to folder from their large MFP devices. For a lot of our clients we do have a site to site VPN which gives the connectivity to the Azure environment and if you have a file server or anything other than the session hosts in a pool it usually works fine. My struggle is to use scan to folder from an MFP directly to an Azure Files share. I have spent FAR too many hours trying to make it work and just never could. I setup private endpoints, changed security settings, even went as far as to try and utilize the HTTP scanning on some newer MFP devices but all failed. In my experience, Azure Files (premium shares for sure) implement "High Security" and require SMB3.0 and encryption and user authentication from Azure AD (in my scenarios) as well as rely on DNS name resolutions. My goal in these environments were to have as few servers/machines that need attention (updates, antivirus, ect...) so i ended up purchasing and installing SyncBack Pro which runs on the session hosts and uses a "temp" directory that the scanners connect to then SyncBack moves/copies the files to the appropriate share in Azure Files.
I'd love to hear from anyone else if they actually got it to work or had a better/lesser solution that actually works to use SMB from an MFP device to an Azure Files share.
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