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Setting Up Printing via LPT Port of Physical Computer

To set up printing through a parallel port of your physical computer:

  1. Make sure that a printer is connected to an LPT port of your real computer.
  2. Open the virtual machine configuration in Configuration Editor, make sure that the configuration includes a parallel port. If necessary, add it. See Adding a Parallel Port.
  3. On the Parallel Port Options tab, make sure that the Enabled and Connected options are selected.
  4. Select the Real Port option and choose the necessary parallel port of your physical computer from the corresponding drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK and start the guest operating system.
  6. Install the native driver for your printer in the guest OS.