Add or remove a CD or DVD drive

To add or remove a CD or DVD drive

  1. Open the Administration Website.
  2. In the navigation pane, under Virtual Machines, point to Configure and then click the appropriate virtual machine.
  3. In Configuration for your virtual machine (in the lower part of the page), click CD/DVD.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To add a CD or DVD drive, click Add CD/DVD Drive. This option is available only if the virtual machine is turned off.
    1. In Attachment, select the channel to use for this virtual CD or DVD drive.
    2. In Capture, do one of the following, and then click OK.
    3. To manually control a CD or DVD in the CD or DVD drive of the host operating system, click Physical CD/DVD drive, and then select a drive from the menu.
    4. To use an ISO image (.iso) file, click Known image files. Then, either select the file from the drop-down menu, or in Fully qualified path to file, type the fully qualified path to the image file.
    • To remove a CD or DVD drive, click Remove, and then click OK.
To perform this procedure, you must have the appropriate permissions. If you do not have the appropriate permissions, you will either receive an error message or you will not be able to view certain menu items and options described in this procedure. To change your permissions, contact your Virtual Server administrator. For more information, see Securing Virtual Server. For instructions on opening the Administration Website, see "Open the Administration Website" in Related Topics. If you connect to a virtual machine by using Terminal Services or Remote Desktop, and you 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. Virtual Server supports ISO images to a maximum file size of 2.2 gigabytes (GB).

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