TAC Gateway Appliance Getting Started Guide - HyperV Version


Getting Started

Hyper-V version

Thank you for purchasing the PortSys Total Access Control Gateway Virtual Appliance Hyper-V edition.  This document provides the steps required to initialize the TAC Gateway appliance.

The TAC Gateway virtual appliance is shipped as a Hyper-v VHD.  Please copy the downloaded .VHD file to your Hyper-V host as you normally would for your Hyper-v environment.

Before you power up the VM you will need to add at least one, (preferably two) network adapters which will be used for connecting your appliance to your internal / external network.

During first boot you will be prompted to enter your Microsoft Product ID (PID).  If you have not received your key, you can skip this step and enter the key later.

The initial login credentials are:

  • Login = TACAdmin (no need to enter)
  • Password = $12TACGateway12$

You will be required to change the password at the first login.  Once logged in, the TAC Gateway can then be launched from the Desktop icon.

You are now ready to begin using the PortSys TAC Gateway.

If you encounter any issues, have questions, or for further information, contact us at:


US:  +1 781-996-4900 Press option 4

UK:  +44 (0) 208-196-2420 Press option 4

The Portsys KB can be accessed HERE where you can find full documentation