Running the Setup Program
To install the software, log in as a user with Administrator privileges. Run the Serial/IP setup program and follow its instructions.
To restrict access to the Serial/IP Control Panel to users with Administrator privileges, select the feature Administrator Only Mode during the installation. The redirector will still be usable by anyone. However, the Serial/IP icon in the Windows System Tray will not appear, and the Serial/IP Control Panel will not be accessible. Also, the Check for Updates button in the About box will be disabled.
The Licensing window will prompt for name and company information. These fields are optional, and are entirely independent of the license key.
Installing a Trial Copy
The Serial/IP software may be installed in trial mode by selecting Use an Evaluation Key during installation.
Trial mode can only be used once on a given computer. The trial time period of 30 days will begin when the software is installed. Up to 256 virtual COM ports may be used simultaneously.
Installing with a License Key
The seat license key can be entered by selecting the I have a License Key button and entering the license key.
The license key can be updated at any time by clicking the Licensing button in the Serial/IP Control Panel.
If the license key being used conflicts with one that is being used on another computer, then a window will be displayed containing information about the conflicting license key. Neither installation will work until this is resolved.
Installing an Update
Check for software updates by clicking the Check for Updates button in the About box. The current software version and license key will be submitted to the Tactical Software website, which will then display a web page describing applicable updates and software download links.
The setup program will remove the existing Serial/IP software. The license key will be preserved. The virtual COM port selections and settings will be maintained.
Removing the Software
To remove the Serial/IP Redirector from the computer, first ensure that no applications are using the Serial/IP COM ports. Then in the Windows Control Panel, open the Programs and Features applet, select the Serial/IP entry, and click Remove. After uninstalling, a restart of Windows will not be necessary.