Install a modem

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To install a modem

  1. Open Phone and Modem Options in Control Panel.

  2. (Optional) If you are prompted for location information, enter dialing information for your location and click OK.

  3. On the Modems tab, click Add.

  4. Follow the instructions in the Install New Modem wizard.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open a Control Panel item, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click the appropriate icon.

  • If the Install New Modem wizard doesn't detect your modem or you cannot find it listed, see Related Topics for instructions on installing an unsupported modem.

  • If you are installing an external modem, if a cable is not provided, refer to the manufacturer's instructions for cabling requirements. Most common cables will work, but some cables do not have all the pins connected. Do not use the 9-to-25 pin converters that come with most mouse hardware, because some of them do not carry modem signals.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Installing a modem
Remove a modem
Install an unsupported modem
Configure an installed modem
Change the COM port for a modem