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Setup:

  • WinXP VM on ESXi v4.1 infrastructure system, accessible via vSphere thick client and RDP
  • WinXP client (i.e. my laptop) with a device connected to the serial port

How do I get the VM to talk to the device connected to my local system?

Already tried: - Ensuring that all boxes are checked in the "Local Resources" tab on RDC client, trying it and running it as is (it did not appear to 'just work')

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    What makes you think you can? – Chopper3 Apr 6 '13 at 19:28
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Serial Ports over RDP requires RDP v7.0 (mstsc.exe 6.1 or newer). It is natively available in Win7and Server 2008R2, and WinXP's client can be upgraded.

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  • Thanks for the info! So that takes care of the client. What about the host WinXP that I'm connecting to? – Dan Coates Apr 7 '13 at 6:45

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