Adding and removing virtual CD or DVD disks

Adding and removing virtual CD or DVD disks

By default, each virtual machine is created with a virtual CD or DVD drive that you can use to access physical media or ISO 9660 images. When you create a virtual machine, Virtual Server 2005 configures the virtual CD or DVD drive as attached to no media. You also can add a second virtual CD or DVD drive to a virtual machine. To use media or images with a virtual machine, modify the virtual machine's configuration to capture either the physical CD or the CD image. For instructions, see Add or remove a CD or DVD drive.

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If you connect to a virtual machine using Terminal Service or Remote Desktop, and have specified the /console switch, physical CD or DVDs may not be available in the guest operating system. If this occurs, see "When connected to a virtual machine using either Terminal Services or Remote Desktop and the console switch, CDs and DVDs are not displayed in a captured CD or DVD drive in the guest operating system" in Troubleshooting for Virtual Server. Virtual Server 2005 supports ISO 9660 images, the International Organization for Standardization format, of a CD or DVD. These images can be used to perform the same operations as physical media, such as installing an operating system.

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