I've created this little program to be able to have all the joys of a serial port in most virtual machines by Microsoft.
It reads from the namedpipe created by the vm on the host and writes that to a comport of your choice.
I've tested it on hyperv and vpc (win7)
So far I've sent and received faxes and i've made a dialup connection. Although you should turn the logging off if you want to enjoy the full speed of the connection.
This makes it possible in theory to virtualize your fax server.
There's also a binary release (see download section)
NP2COMV is a winforms app to test and make your settings. It allows you to save configuration files that look like this:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <Settings xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> <MachineName>.</MachineName> <NamedPipe>comport2</NamedPipe> <ComPort>COM4</ComPort> <BaudRate>115200</BaudRate> <StopBits>One</StopBits> <Parity>None</Parity> <DataBits>8</DataBits> </Settings>
Which you can later on use to configure your service:
NP2COMS is a windows service that reads n config files like above and creates as many named-pipe serialport connections as you want. Or atleast it will do in the future sofar it's not yet working :)