I ran into an issue trying to access an optical drive (Bluray) on a Windows 10 machine via a Remote Desktop Session. The drive would not show up in the app. After searching, I found this post from 2010.
The solution is to enable the policy “All Remove Storage: Allow direct in remote sessions”. You can do so by following these steps.
- Open “Local Group Policy Editor”
- Under “Local Computer Policy” (left panel), navigate down to
- Computer Configuration
- Administrative Templates
- Removable Storage Access
- In the right panel, enable the setting “All Remove Storage: Allow direct in remote sessions”
- You should have now have access