Alexey Shvechkov created an interesting utility for debugging virtual machines operating systems:
To date of this writing there was no terminal client capable of connecting to named pipes on Windows (neither locally nor remotely).
There may be various reasons for such type of access. In my case I was doing some kernel debugging on Linux/Solaris virtual machines that were running under supervision of VMware(or Virtual PC) software and I needed to access Guest OS serial consoles (virtual com ports emulated as named pipes) from the Host OS or remotely using TCP connection.
Named Pipe TCP Proxy is a utility which provides access to named pipes on Windows via TCP/IP. Utility has intuitive GUI and allows to create “tcp port” “named pipe” mappings.
Download it here.