Create virtual USB stick in Azure Virtual machine

MURAT DELMAN 20 Reputation points
2023-08-02T07:34:17.5733333+00:00

Dear Ms./Mr.,

I work as a research scientist at an institute. I have been learning virtual machine technology for a fast computer experience to use massive data analysis software for biotechnology research.

I have been trying to create a virtual USB drive disk (stick) in Microsoft Azure virtual machine. I need the Azure virtual machine to recognize this “virtual drive” as a “USB disk” automatically. But unfortunately, I could not succeed it. 

May you please help me how to create a virtual USB drive disk (stick)?  

I also tried to install a VMware (virtual machine ware) in Microsoft Azure virtual machine.

But it always gave me the errors shown below;

Windows 10 x64-VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Workstation.

and also

Windows 10 - VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible. VMware Workstation can be run after disabling Device/Credential Guard. Please visit http://www.vmware.com/go/turnoff CG DG for more details.

I tried to solve these issues using the web page link below, but it still did not work.

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2146361

I also performed the steps in the video below but could not solve the problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahbCoaOVKPY&ab_channel=ChrisMartel

I really need to solve these problems (virtual USB sticks) and then use the Azure virtual machine with this virtual USB stick.

May you please send me a document, video tutorial, or a protocol that shows how to create a virtual USB stick in VM step by step?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Kind Regards 

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  1. kobulloc-MSFT 21,761 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-08-02T14:37:47.03+00:00

    Hello, @MURAT DELMAN !

    How do I get my Azure VM to recognize local USB devices? (Remote desktop USB redirection)
    Some USB devices can be redirected and used on your Azure VM. One of the easiest ways to do this is to enable local devices and resources by editing your .rdp file.

    1. Right click on your .rdp file and select edit to bring up the Remote Desktop Connection window
    2. Go to the Local Resources tab and under Local devices and resources, click on More...
    3. Select the devices and resources that you want to use in your remote session.

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    In my case, I inserted a thumb drive which can now be seen on my VM:

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    There are other USB scenarios for your VM which I have covered here if you are interested:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/614441/azure-vm-cannot-recognize-my-local-usb-device

    If you still need help, let me know in the comments and I would be happy to assist you!

    More RDP reading:


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