Re: Serial port redirection
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 13:04:07 -0800
Does anyone know if you have to use windows 2003 in order
for this to work, I'm trying to accomplish the same thing
but only have windows 2000 server. Help!
>Sure. If you use Windows 2003 and the latest rdp client,
>enable redirection of COM ports, then you can simply
>in your application as if you are running the application
>and the commands from the application (running in a TS
>will be send to the clients COM port. Completely
tranparent to the
>user / administrator.
>The only problem that I have experienced with this setup
>running over a very low bandwidth line. Our application
in the TS
>session sends a signal to the medical device on the local
>COM port, and expects an acknowledgement. Because of the
>connection, the acknowledgement came too late, causing a
>error in the application. Upgrading the connection solved
>But again: you cannot be sure that it works for you
>have tested the combination of TS, client, application +
>MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
> --- please respond in newsgroup ---
>"Matthew Kitchin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Can the Terminal server initialize a command to the
>> device (that is connected to the thin client)? How does
>> identify the thin client? These are dialysis machines.
>> has to select options in our program, and this will
>> specified command string to the dialysis machine via
>> "Vera Noest [MVP]" <vera.noest@remove-
>> in message
>>> Yes, this *could* work, but no garantuees until you've
>>> it yourself with the specific equipment.
>>> We have a similar setup, with a spirometer connected
>>> serial port (to measure lung capacity; patients breath
>>> spirometer). Works as a charm with redirected COM-
>>> Vera Noest
>>> MCSE, CCEA, Microsoft MVP - Terminal Server
>>> --- please respond in newsgroup ---
>>> "Matthew Kitchin" <email@example.com>
>>> > I' doing some research as to the best way to
>>> > something. We have a bunch of medical clinics around
>>> > The PCs are using a client server app with the
server in our
>>> > corp. office. We have been looking at moving the
>>> > to 2003 terminal servers and using thin clients.
There is one
>>> > big issue. The clients connect to a medical device
>>> > port. This is a necessity. We run our own custom app
>>> > write all the code in house, so developing something
>>> > issue. My question is regarding the "serial port
>>> > redirection". Is this somehow bi-directional?
>>> > full blown PC has to issue commands to the medical
>>> > depending on options selected by the user. Is this
>>> > possible in a terminal server/thin client
>>> > the server actually read data from the thin client
>>> > port, and then send data back from the server
>>> > thin client to the RS 232 port on the medical
device. I know
>>> > their are other options that would allow you to
>>> > medical device directly over Ethernet, but I need to
>>> > the above scenario could actually work or not. Sorry
>>> > ignorance, but this is foreign territory for me.
>>> > Thanks for any tips or advice!
>>> > -Matthew