VMware Workstation - The virtual printing feature is globally disabled on this system...

Issue

Every time a virtual machine starts on VMware Workstation Pro following warning pops up:

The virtual printing feature is globally disabled on this system

The virtual printing feature is globally disabled on this system, and will not be enabled for...
Virtual device 'serial0' will start disconnected.

Resolution

  • In VMware Workstation navigate to Edit > Preferences > Devices and check Enable virtual printers option
    VMware Workstation Preferences
  • If you don't actually have any need to print from virtual machines, right click on each VM the go to Settings > Printer and uncheck Connect at power on option.
    VMware Workstation VM Settings

April 2019
Windows 10 Pro (Host)
VMware Workstation 14 Pro

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