troubleshooting Question

How do I get a PCI LPT port to work with Microsoft Virtual Server/Machine?

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I have a Windows XP Professional box that I am trying to run Virtual Server (2005) on.  The Virtual Machine defined is running Windows 98, and has a DOS application that needs to communicate with an EEPROM programmer via the parallel (LPT1) port.
My PC does not have an LPT port on the motherboard, and hence cannot be configured via the system BIOS.
I have tried 3 different PCI cards from 3 different vendors, all of which work fine on the host OS (XP), but my Virtual Server Admin utility does not allow me to configure it ("None" is the only available option under the LPT configuration page).
What am I doing wrong?  Will Virtual Machine not work with PCI parallel cards?
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