sjkoehler
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Unable to see printer within ESXi5 Win7 VM

Hi all -

I have a Canon Pixma MP780 multifunction printer (fax/scanner/printer/copier) that I have hooked up to my desktop via USB running ESXi 5. I have the option in my Win7 VM settings to add a USB device and I can add a USB device which lists Canon MP780.

Within the Win7 VM, a new device shows up in device manager listed as MP780 (under Other Devices), but the only thing that shows up under printers is the MP780 fax (I think on a physical Win7 machine it shows both the fax and the printer).

Installing the latest drivers for Canon gets me to a point where it asks me to connect and turn on the printer, even though it already is.

Should I chalk this up to an incompatiblity and/or driver issue?

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Are you plugged into a USB 1.1 / 2 or 3 port?  Have you tried any other guest OSes with it?

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