You can use a physical parallel port or an output file to configure a parallel port for a virtual machine.


In the Virtual Machine Properties Editor, click the Hardware tab.


Click the appropriate Parallel port in the Hardware list.


Deselect the Connect at power on check box if you do not want the parallel port device to be connected when the virtual machine powers on.

The default setting is Connect at power on.


Under Connection, select a button to indicate a physical parallel port or to connect the virtual parallel port to a file.

If you select Use physical parallel port, select the port from the drop-down menu.

If you select Use output file, browse to the file location.


Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.