I use on a WINDOWS XP pc a RDP session to a SBS2008 server.
To the local PC is connected to a scanner on com1
I prefer that the RDP session "sees" the local com1 poort and reads the datastring.
How to setup at RDP-machine  and/or local pc to get this.

If impossible I could run a background program on local pc , reading the datastring from local com1 port
but then how to "push/send" that string "into"  the RDP session
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

When starting the RDP session, expand Options, go to the Local Resources tab, under Local devices and resources click on More..., ans then select Serial ports. You also need to do some port remapping. See the solution below.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.