USB devices other than storage should be also mountable in paralles desktop

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by PSG, Dec 19, 2020.

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VCDS usb support for Parallels Desktop - vote here!

  1. great idea, i'd love to see vcds running on Parallels Desktop VM

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  2. This is useless

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  1. PSG

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    Hi, I use VCDS scanner, a USB device in windows10 (also in normal boot camp). This is a kind of car diagnose scanner. This scanner works with standard usb bridge drivers, nothing special, it's even doesn't need COM port emulation. After drivers is installed in windows, it's located only in usb section in device manager.
    I use virtualBOX to run VM with win10 on mac and this driver works there, but i found your coherence mode really pleasant so I wish to switch to Parralles Desktop. Anyway please take a look on that numbers: many enthusiast and many pro users of VCDS have got Macs so if you'll make this driver mountable in Paralles Desk total amount of new licence will rise. This is best time for this kind of feature when new Macs with M1 can't work in boot camp so the only way would be Paralles Desktop VM emulation in new windows ARM.
    I attached lower, some pictures where you can see that Parallels Desktop correctly detect storage device and mount it into VM, also it detect VCDS device but mounting is not possible to be don. I attached a link to usb device drivers if you need to check them.
    https://www15.zippyshare.com/v/HCSJ6mok/file.html
     

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  2. PSG

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    There should be also option for mounting standard usb->COM Port drivers, FTDI, Prolific 2303 etc this is standard normal usb com port driver. It's sad it's not implemented in Parallels Desktop
     
  3. PSG

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    I know you probably will not buy vcds just for testing - anyway this Company could give you a free sample if theirs products would be implemented in PD16 - so you can use any kind of cheap FTDI usb com port dongle. I pretty sure if you enable mounting for such device, my vcds will work too.
     
  4. PSG

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    I found new lines in dispatcher.desktop.xml file, what other types of USB means?
    <UsbType>13</UsbType> type 13 I guess it's storage ( pendrive? )so maybe we could force PD16 to mount our usb com port devices using some other type of usb ? usb-LAN rj45 on AXIS chipset also doesn't work but this could be useless due to internal network driver used mac LAN
    Code:
     <UsbIdentity dyn_lists="Association 0" id="1">
                   <SystemName>VIRTUAL@MSC@41f0435trgdew34ret4ec0a10fe33f|203a|fff7|unknown|--|41f0cac934rtedqw345rtfd54542q54w10fe33f@/dev/disk2</SystemName>
                   <FriendlyName>SEMC SD CCR-80 Media (disk2)</FriendlyName>
                   <Index>1</Index>
                   <UsbType>13</UsbType>
                   <AssociationsNew dyn_lists="Association 0"/>
                </UsbIdentity>
                <UsbIdentity dyn_lists="Association 0" id="2">
                   <SystemName>14100000|0403|fa24|full|--|RT000001</SystemName>
                   <FriendlyName>Ross-Tech HEX-USB</FriendlyName>
                   <Index>1</Index>
                   <UsbType>0</UsbType>
                   <AssociationsNew dyn_lists="Association 0"/>
                </UsbIdentity>
                <UsbIdentity dyn_lists="Association 0" id="3">
                   <SystemName>d100000|0b95|1790|super|--|00000000000049</SystemName>
                   <FriendlyName>AX88179</FriendlyName>
                   <Index>1</Index>
                   <UsbType>0</UsbType>
                   <AssociationsNew dyn_lists="Association 0"/>
                </UsbIdentity>
    
    
     
  5. PSG

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    new PD version 16.1.249151 with new parallels tools didn't fixed this issue, still only usb storage devices can be mounted to VM
     
  6. PSG

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    finally I've got answer for my support ticket from Parallels Desktop support Team:
    This is clear statement that PD16 is useless for You if you wish to use other usb device than storage pandrive. Move to VirtualBox, we don't need you but anyway we will not give you money back.
     
  7. PSG

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    there is no problem with all type of devices in free FUSION 12.1.0
     

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  8. Jams3

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    Wow, that is a very strange reaction from Parallels. Shame on them. I use an older MacBook for VCDS with Parallels 16, that works perfect. (Catalina) with VCDS and coherence mode. Why would they leave it out of the version for Big Surr?
     
  9. PSG

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    probably they will make it "in future" until this time I recommend free Fusion 12.1.0
    problem lies in KEXT drivers which should be rewritten to DEXT version
     

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