VMWare workstation 12 / 14 with Xbox 360 wired controller?

Hi,

I am having problems getting my guest VM to see my Xbox 360 wired controller. It is not in the removable devices list. The device works on my host but it is not even seen within my Windows 10 Guest.

Is this something Vmware is meant to pass through to the guest or is the USB support only limited to certain types of devices?

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Ward
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make sure USB is enabled in VMware Removable Devices and try accessing a USB drive. If it will do that then you know VMware is providing USB access as it should .
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whorsfallAuthor Commented:
Hi John,

Thanks for your response. I have tried a flash USB and cannot see it. Can you clarify what setting I should change.

Here is a screen shot of what I am seeing.

In addition I have also attached a screen shot of the USB settings on the virtual machine and the VMware system tray.
 

Thanks,

Ward
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you disconnected the device from the host ?

there is an option in the VM menu ?
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whorsfallAuthor Commented:
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for your advice. What is strage is there is no icon at all for the to do this. Yet was is weird is I copy the virtual machine to my notebook and the USB icon was there and I could see it in the virtual machine.

So it looks like it is not available for some reason since no USB devices are presented except the CD/DVD (Sata), Network Adapter, Printer and Sound Card.

I will do a comparison more specific comparison with my notebook later.

Thanks,

Ward
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you have another USB you can test ?

to check the USB stack is not broken, and you can present another USB device ?

e.g. USB flash drive ?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You do not have the USB feature in the VMware Menu but I can see the machine settings are the same as mine.

Uninstall VMware Workstation, restart the machine and install VMware Workstation 14 only (not both versions) and make sure VMware Player standalone is not installed either.  Restart the machine again and test USB.
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