VMWare - 2 Parallel Ports on Host, Error: Cannot Open VMparport driver
Posted on 2009-04-07
I am consolidating some older & smaller PC's in my server room into 1 VMWare solution, but have some HASP LPT-port keys to manage (2 of them total).
Originally, I read that 1 VMware Workstation Host can handle up to 3 LPT ports, and my host has 2 LPT ports (1 onboard, and 1 PCI add-on)
The onboard PCI works fine for the first VM, but launching the 2nd VM returns the error:
"Cannot open VMparport driver for LPT#: Overlapping I/O operation is in progress Virtual device parallel0 will start disconencted."
The desired configuration would be 1 LPT port for 1 guest, with 2 guests total.
Has anyone successfully run 2 or 3 LPT ports in VMWare Workstation successfully (and at the same time)?
I have not tried uninstalling/reinstalling VMWare yet, I thought I'd ask here first. Also, I am not interested in any dongle emulation.