The default setting for the USB Connections setting is Ask me what to do. You can change the setting to suit your needs.
- Select .
- Select one of the options and click OK.
- Ask me what to do
- Connect the device to the host
- Connect the device to the foreground virtual machine
|Selected Option||Result When You Plug a New USB Device into the Host|
|Ask me what to do||If Workstation Pro is open and one or more virtual machines is powered on, a dialog box appears that prompts you to choose which machine to connect the device to. You can choose the host or one of the powered-on virtual machines.|
|Connect the device to the host||Workstation Pro always connects new USB devices to the host machine regardless of whether a virtual machine is running.|
|Connect the device to the foreground virtual machine||If Workstation Pro is open and one or more virtual machines is powered on, Workstation Pro connects the device to the powered-on virtual machine in the foreground.|
What to do next
Plug a USB device into the Windows host machine. If the Ask me what to do option is configured, when you plug in a device, you must respond to the New USB Device Detected dialog box. See Select the Machine a USB Device Connects To. Access the USB device from the machine you selected.
You can manually connect a USB device to the virtual machine by selecting