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USB Connect option is not available from the Remote Console (1008035)

Symptoms

  • The VMware Remote Console for VMware Server 2.x displays USB devices connected to the system running the vmware-vmrc application.
  • If you click a USB device in the Remote Console, all options are grayed out.

Resolution

By design, VMware Server 2.x does not support connecting remote USB devices via the Remote Console.
 
The USB device must be attached to the physical computer running Server, then connected to the virtual machine via the web console.
 
Instructions for logging in to VMware Server using the VI Web Access can be found on page 48 of the VMware Server 2 User Guide at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmserver2.pdf

Update History

03/24/2010 - Added new content to the resolution section.

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