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Quick fix for COM Port and MAC address errors in Virtualbox 5.1.0

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Quick fix for COM Port and MAC address errors in Virtualbox 5.1.0

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Hey guys!

 

If you're experiencing the following errors when using VirtualBox 5.1.0:

 

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 VB-COM error.PNG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a quick and easy way to resolve them without reimporting the SAS University Edition OVA file or going into 'Expert Mode'.

 

All you have to do is access the 'Network Settings of the SAS University Edition virtual machine:

 

VBnetworksettings1.png

 

Once you have accessed these settings, click on the blue triangle next to the word 'Advanced'. Once those advanced settings populate, you will see an option for the MAC address. To the right of the MAC address setting, you will see a blue refresh button. Click that button, then click OK. This will reinitialize the MAC address. For a visual aid, please refer to the screenshot below:

 

VBnetworksettings2.png

 

Once you've completed this process, please remember to configure your shared folder before launching SAS University Edition and working in SAS Studio. If you require assistance with the configuration of your shared folder, please click here.

 

I hope you guys find this helpful!

 

Thanks!

 

-Jimmy

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6

Re: Quick fix for COM Port and MAC address errors in Virtualbox 5.1.0

Jimmy,

Thanks, these instructions nailed it!

 

rg

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