How to get VMWare server to access USB stick?

neil al nva0721 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 13:14:24 UTC 2008


On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 5:07 AM, David Vincent <dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca>
wrote:

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> stan wrote:
> > I have VMWARE server installed, using the install from the "partner"
> > repository. Works great.
> >
> > I have installed XP as a virtual machine. The VM can see the real CDRom
> > drive, but cannot seem to see the USB stick, even though Ubuntu can see
> it.
> >
> > Is there a config file I need to tweak to accomplish this?
>
> 1.  shut down your XP guest OS
> 2.  close the VMWare Server Console
> 3.  Attach your USB device (if it is a drive, do not mount it)
> 4.  Open VMWare Server Console
> 5.  Start your XP VM
> 6.  Once XP is started you should be able to "attach" the USB device to
> XP through the Removable Devices menu.
>
> Page 232 of the VMWare Server Virtual Machine Guide is what you want to
> read...
>
> http://vmware.com/support/pubs/server_pubs.html
>
> Also the VMWare Knowledge Base is a good place to look for VMWare Server
> support.
>
> http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/microsite.do?language=en_US
>
> - -d
>
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Try also this :
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=3862823
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