Cannot connect CD-ROM device on VMware host

When you try to map a CD-Rom drive to virtual machine in VMware console you might get the following message:

Remote device on X: (drive letter) connected to (hostname) disconnected.

The problem lies in UAC. For this purpose, you don’t have to disable UAC. Rather right-click on VMware vSphere Client shortcut and select Compatibility tab.

Under Privilege Level check the ‘Run this program as an administrator’ checkbox.

Simple as that 🙂

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3 Responses

  1. Rizwan says:

    I went with this..but still it is not working.
    Best regards,

  2. Kyle Pugh says:

    I am having the same problem. I tried this and it did not work.

  3. Anthony says:

    I have exactly the same problem and as usual the biggest given resolution never works.

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