UPSMON software and COM port settings
Posted on 2004-11-27
Good day folks,
An SMB client of mine owns a UPS, brand and model Powercom 1000VA Ultimate, the serial port of which is connected to a file server running Windows Small Business Server 2003. The UPSMON software version (2.12) bundled originally when this model was bought in 1999 does not run as a service on this OS, so version 2.74 was downloaded, which does run as a service (it includes a separate executable intended to be loaded as a service).
Version 2.74 seems to be polling the UPS through the serial port roughly every 30 seconds but is failing, returning a communications error message. I have identified a file named upsmon.ini that contains com port settings but have been unable to relate the settings contained therein to the actual settings of 9600,8,n,1.
Has anyone dealt with this problem before?