How to get VMWare server to access USB stick?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sun Mar 2 13:18:40 UTC 2008

On 01/03/2008, stan <stanb at> 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?

In the Windows vmx file you need this:
usb.present = "TRUE"
usb.generic.autoconnect = "FALSE"

Dotan Cohen

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