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Error connecting remote USB device

I have a Windows host and a remote Kali Linux guest (via vSphere, the reason I put this question to the Workstation section is described below). The remote guest is accessed via VMWare Workstation Pro 15.5.6 build-16341506.

My problem is: I want to connect my Google Pixel to the remote Kali guest.

The remote USB connection always works on the first connection, but when I unplug the Pixel or restart my host or the guest and then try to connect the Pixel to the remote Kali guest again (VM -> Removable Devices -> Google Pixel -> Connect (Disconnect From Host) ), I always get the following error:

Error connecting remote USB device: The device "Google Pixel" disconnected: a connection error occured.

Why i suspect this to be a Workstation issue:

I already figured out that when I run the Workstation 15.6 installation EXE, choose "Repair", let the repair finish and then restart my host, the problem disappears and I can connect the Pixel to the remote guest -- however again, it only works until I either disconnect the Pixel or restart either my host or my guest system.

How do I get rid of this problem? Is there a better way to than to Repair the Workstation installation every morning?

Thank you for your advices.

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