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Workstation Pro 15.5 printer "Maximum limit reached" ?

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I have a Windows 7 host and a Windows 10 guest (update 1903),   I have the Virtual Printer installed, and it saw my host printer. It seems it found it on its on, it was just there the first time I went looking.  It WAS working then I tried to fix it Smiley Happy.  I noticed that not all options were available in the guest, specifically it was missing a Tray definition.  SO smart me removed the printer definition in the guest and tried installing the driver locally.  Of course now all the options are there but it won't print.  When I send something to the printer it shows up in the queue with an Error message, nothing happens.

I would love to just go back to the way it was, I can deal with it, but how ?   When I go into VM, Settings, Hardware, Add, Printer it says "Maximum limit reached".  What does that mean anyway ?

Would it help to delete the new printer definition, reboot ?   That was my next step but thought I would check in here first.

My vmx:

.encoding = "windows-1252"

config.version = "8"

virtualHW.version = "16"

mks.enable3d = "TRUE"

pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge4.functions = "8"

pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge5.functions = "8"

pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge6.functions = "8"

pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge7.functions = "8"

vmci0.present = "TRUE"

hpet0.present = "TRUE"

usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = "TRUE"

firmware = "efi"

sensor.location = "pass-through"

displayName = "Services"

guestOS = "windows9-64"

nvram = "Services.nvram"

virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

powerType.powerOff = "soft"

powerType.powerOn = "soft"

powerType.suspend = "soft"

powerType.reset = "soft"

tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

sound.autoDetect = "TRUE"

sound.virtualDev = "hdaudio"

sound.fileName = "-1"

sound.present = "TRUE"

numvcpus = "4"

cpuid.coresPerSocket = "2"

memsize = "5120"

mem.hotadd = "TRUE"

scsi0.virtualDev = "lsisas1068"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"

sata0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:0.fileName = "Services-000009.vmdk"

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

sata0:1.deviceType = "cdrom-image"

sata0:1.fileName = "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\VirtualPrinter-Windows.iso"

sata0:1.present = "TRUE"

usb.present = "TRUE"

ehci.present = "TRUE"

usb_xhci.present = "TRUE"

svga.graphicsMemoryKB = "1048576"

ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000e"

serial0.fileType = "thinprint"

serial0.fileName = "thinprint"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

serial0.present = "TRUE"

extendedConfigFile = "Services.vmxf"

gui.lastPoweredViewMode = "fullscreen"

numa.autosize.cookie = "40022"

numa.autosize.vcpu.maxPerVirtualNode = "4"

uuid.bios = "56 4d 4a 04 31 7d af f0-c7 e7 f3 5e 22 70 3c 05"

uuid.location = "56 4d d0 ae 4d 81 01 e2-88 1c 0e 85 20 70 38 7d"

scsi0:0.redo = ""

pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"

pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"

pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"

pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"

scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "160"

usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"

ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "192"

sound.pciSlotNumber = "33"

ehci.pciSlotNumber = "34"

usb_xhci.pciSlotNumber = "224"

vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "35"

sata0.pciSlotNumber = "36"

scsi0.sasWWID = "50 05 05 64 31 7d af f0"

vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "4194304"

vmotion.checkpointSVGAPrimarySize = "268435456"

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:70:3c:05"

ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

vmci0.id = "577780741"

vm.genid = "-7786921681821356407"

vm.genidX = "-5704846413359942609"

monitor.phys_bits_used = "43"

cleanShutdown = "TRUE"

softPowerOff = "TRUE"

svga.guestBackedPrimaryAware = "TRUE"

tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"

toolsInstallManager.updateCounter = "4"

toolsInstallManager.lastInstallError = "21009"

isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"

sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.hostPath = "D:\"

sharedFolder0.guestName = "DriveD"

sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"

sharedFolder.maxNum = "2"

scsi0:1.fileName = "Services-D-000007.vmdk"

scsi0:1.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:2.fileName = "Services-I-000007.vmdk"

scsi0:2.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:2.redo = ""

scsi0:1.redo = ""

sharedFolder1.present = "TRUE"

sharedFolder1.enabled = "TRUE"

sharedFolder1.readAccess = "TRUE"

sharedFolder1.writeAccess = "TRUE"

sharedFolder1.hostPath = "U:\"

sharedFolder1.guestName = "DriveU"

sharedFolder1.expiration = "never"

floppy0.present = "FALSE"

checkpoint.vmState = ""

svga.vramSize = "268435456"

guestOS.detailed.data = ""

tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"

usb_xhci:4.present = "TRUE"

usb_xhci:4.deviceType = "hid"

usb_xhci:4.port = "4"

usb_xhci:4.parent = "-1"

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shwhiteh
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Solved by installing Virtual-Printer-1.0.0-13908078.exe that showed up in the CD drive, rebooted then I automatically had a second rendition of the target printer and THAT one works and now shows all the trays.

I am going to assume that "Maximum limit reached" just means I have already enabled the Virtual Printer.  The missing piece is I had not installed it.

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Solved by installing Virtual-Printer-1.0.0-13908078.exe that showed up in the CD drive, rebooted then I automatically had a second rendition of the target printer and THAT one works and now shows all the trays.

I am going to assume that "Maximum limit reached" just means I have already enabled the Virtual Printer.  The missing piece is I had not installed it.

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