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Physical USB ports not accessable by the virtual machines!

Dlala
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Hi,

How to enable access to physical USB ports from virtual machines?

"VMware Server 1.0.4"

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You can't get direct access to the ports. What device is attached to the USB ports?

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I have a certain Windows server with a spechial application that requires a USB dongle to operate

I know I can export the entire server to a VM but how can I get access to the USB dongle?

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I am using USB dongles on VMware Workstation and they work just fine. USB passthrough works normally.

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Any chance it would work on VMware server and how?

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You can buy a AnywhereUSB device.
(http://www.digi.com/products/usb/anywhereusb.jsp)
This network attached UBS ports and the drivers for your virtual guest will provide USB to your guests.

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