glenikins
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Use of RS-232 Port in Windows NT under VMware Player

Hi there,

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 Smiley Happy

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?

I'd be grateful for any help!

Regards,

Glen

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