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Is there any way to connect a physical serial port to a guest NT4 OS instance?

I have a product that needs serial port interface for access from a DCT for data collection
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Have you tried to add a Serial Port to your guest in the Virtual Machine settings?  If not, that's where you need to add it.

Right-click your virtual Machine (power it off first), then click the Hardware Tab, then click Add.  Hit Next, and select Serial Port.  Click Next, then select "Use Physical Serial Port on the Host" option.  Follow the remaining steps (com1, com2, or Auto) and leave "Connect at Power On" option checked.

That's all there is to it.
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Oops...first part of the instructions should say this:

Right-click your virtual machine (power it off first) and click SETTINGS, then click hardware tab....

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Somehow, I thought it would be more difficult than that.

Thanks!
-LC
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