In this post I present you TerminalWorks TSScan.
There are free alternatives how you can use your local scanner on the remote machine, like Microsoft RemoteFX USB Redirection, but this eases the setup for regular users significantly.
With TSScan you can use your local scanner that is installed to your windows machine to scan in the applications that you run on the remote machine to which you are connected with a remote desktop connection.
To be able to scan over remote desktop you need to download the server and the client package from their website and install it to your machines
TSScan Client package needs to be installed to the machine where your scanner is installed, and the TSScan Server file needs to be installed on the remote machine to which you are connecting to with remote desktop.
After you install the TSScan Server to you remote machine you will get a TSScan application shortcut, on your desktop and in your Start Menu, which when you start should give you a drop down menu with the selection of the scanners that are installed on your local machine.
You should also be able to see either TSScan or the name of your local scanner directly in the scanner selection of the applications you use on the server, if they have image acquire option.
The supported Operating Systems for TSScan Server are Windows 2008 R2 Server, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
The supported Operating Systems for TSScan Client are Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Embedded
You can also use TerminalWorks TSPrint solution to use your locally installed printers on the remote machine over remote desktop.