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Hyper-V USB Passthrough on Windows 11

I am running Windows 11 and I am trying to passthrough my DVD drive connected to my HP Zbook to a Hyper-V virtual machine. I have seen the recommends for Windows 10 but they are not relevant because they do not show the same options on Windows 11. Marking a DVD offline option does not exist on Windows 11.

Any insight would be helpful

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DSPatrick answered DSPatrick edited

Assuming you meant the latter, should be able to do as below.

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My issue is that I cannot see the DVD when I try to add it. Please see the image.

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I figured out that I can access it through Remote Desktop. It's a little clunky but it works.

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Hi @Paddy-7921,

Thanks very much for your feedback. We're glad that the question is solved now. It's appreciated that you could click "Accept Answer" to the helpful reply, this will help other users to search for useful information more quickly. Here's a short summary for the problem.

Problem/Symptom:
Can't passthrough the physical DVD drive to a Hyper-V Windows 11 virtual machine.

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Can access it through Remote Desktop.

Thanks again for your time! Have a nice day!

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Simon


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Its not the real answer, it was a workaround. I can't add the drive as he described above in Windows 11 using SCSI. However, I did set the hyper-v virtual machine up using defaults. I will check to see if I create a virtual machine and change the disk controller to IDE and that allows me to add it which would then mean you cannot pass-through your USB DVD drive using a SCSI controller.

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Hi there,

Have you tried any third-party tool for your requirements?

On the Disk Management window, look for the DVD drive and set it to offline as a result, the disk becomes offline and loses its drive letter assignment. Now check if you can see the DVD that you need to add.

Attach USB device to Hyper-V guest machine https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/707320/attach-usb-device-to-hyper-v-guest-machine.html



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I tried that suggestion too. There seems to be some sort of issue with Windows 11. I can only attach the DVD drive through RDP when connecting to the virtual machine.

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