Use of RS-232 Port in Windows NT under VMware Player
I have just installed a Windows NT Workstation 4.0 virtual machine under VMware Player on a laptop computer. The laptop has an RS-232 serial port and I need to be able to use this serial port from within the Windows NT virtual machine. I have no way of testing whether the virtual machine can actually "see" the host laptop's serial port before I ship the laptop offshore. I don't want to find out once it's offshore that it doesn't work
Does anyone know whether a Windows virtual machine would normally be expected to see a serial port on the host computer without any additional set-up?
Better still, does anyone have any ideas about how I can go about checking to see whether the virtual Windows CAN see the port?