Configure a COM port

To configure a COM port

  1. Open the Administration Website.
  2. In the navigation pane, under Virtual Machines, point to Configure and then click the appropriate virtual machine.
  3. In Configuration in the lower part of the page, click COM ports.
  4. Select a COM port, do one of the following, and then click OK:
    • To use a serial port on the physical computer, click Physical computer serial port, and then select the port on the physical computer. If appropriate, select the Wait for modem command to open port check box.
    • To use a text file, click Text file, and then type the full path to the file.
    • To use a named pipe, click Named pipe, and then type a name for the pipe.
  5. Repeat the previous step for the other COM port, if necessary.
   To perform this procedure, you must have the appropriate permissions. If you do not have the appropriate permissions, you will either receive an error message or you will not be able to view certain menu items and options described in this procedure. To change your permissions, contact your Virtual Server administrator. For more information, see Securing Virtual Server. For instructions on opening the Administration Website, see "Open the Administration Website" in Related Topics. You can only select physical computer COM ports 1 through 4 to be guest COM ports.

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