For published desktops and applications, and for virtual desktops that are deployed on single-user virtual machines that run Windows Server, scanner redirection requires that you install the Desktop Experience feature on the RDS hosts and the single-user virtual machines.

To use a Windows Server virtual machine as an RDS host, see #GUID-B990FA31-8057-4EA8-9DEF-42E2294CB086.


  1. Log in as an administrator.
  2. Start Server Manager.
  3. Click Features.
  4. Click Add Features.
  5. On the Select Features page, select the Desktop Experience checkbox.
  6. Review the information about other features that are required by the Desktop Experience feature, and click Add Required Features.
  7. Follow the prompts and finish the installation.