VMware with Windows 7, setting up a printer?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Imola Ghost, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    How do I setup a printer within vmware running windows 7?

    I've tried downloading and installing the HP drivers/software for the printer without any luck.

  2. thankins macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2007
    IT just shares it from your mac.

    Setup the printer on your mac - then go into the VM Settings and slide the button over that says share printer.
  3. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    How is it connected, is it via USB? If so, make sure that it is connected to your windows session and not to your mac OS. Lower right corner, there is a USB symbol, make sure it is BLACK (connected to Windows) and not Gray (connected to Mac OS)
  4. Database macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Make sure you have the VMware tools installed as well.
  5. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    This was the problem...install the VMware tools and everything works!

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