How to share parallel port with virtual WinXP VM

Posted on 2011-10-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a Win 7 64 Pro host with MS Virtual Win XP 32 VM
I installed a PCI parallel port soni can print with a dye sub printer that only has WinXP 32 drivers.

Problem is VM can't see the parallel port
How do I share it?
Question by:M_Epstein
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    Virtual Server 2005 emulates a single printer port that maps to the hosts computers parallel port.

    You can only map to the LPT1 physical parallel port which is on address 378h to 37Fh, which is the standard port for LPT1.

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    HOw do I do this??
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Add a Parallel Port in the VM settings.

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