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Windows Server 2008 CD ISOs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Patrick Markiewicz, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Patrick Markiewicz

    Patrick Markiewicz Flightless Bird

    I have a server with a CD Drive (not a DVD Drive). I only see a DVD ISO as
    an option from the MSDN downloads. Where can I find an ISO download that's
    compatible with a CD drive?

    Thanks.
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Patrick Markiewicz wrote:

    > I have a server with a CD Drive (not a DVD Drive). I only see a DVD ISO as
    > an option from the MSDN downloads. Where can I find an ISO download that's
    > compatible with a CD drive?
    >
    > Thanks.


    Why bother wasting an optical disc on an .iso file? Just get a CD/DVD
    emulator and load the .iso file into one of the emulated CD/DVD drives.
    There are several CD/DVD emulators available. I used Daemon Tools for
    several years but gave up when I finally got nuisanced too often in that it
    would forget to reload the .iso files into the emulated drives upon Windows
    startup and login. I also was not interested in thwarting copy protection
    schemes on game CDs by using a kernel-mode driver that attempts to hide the
    emulated drives from the copy protection software (which doesn't work very
    well, anyway). I switched to Virtual CloneDrive (originally created by
    Elaborate Bytes but later acquired by SlySoft). Both are free.

    I leave Virtual CloneDrive running. It loads on Windows startup and after I
    login. It can support up to 15 emulated CD/DVD drives. I leave an .iso
    loaded for Windows XP Pro SP-3, MS Office 2003 Pro, and Comptom and other
    encyclopedias or references. That way, if I ask for an uninstalled feature
    or perform an update that requires the original Windows or Office CD or I
    want to look something up in the encyclopedias then it's already available.
    I don't have to go wander off to get the CDs and shove them into a drive.
    They're already available in the emulated drives.
     
  3. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    You won't. Server 2008 is 2.5 GB. You could unpack the iso to a 4GB thumb
    drive, but I'm not sure if you can boot to it.

    Why haven't you purchased a DVD drive? They're dirt cheap. One could be
    had for $35.

    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


    "Patrick Markiewicz" <Patrick Markiewicz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:518F9637-56B9-43CA-9D39-AF5686D8CAF0@microsoft.com...
    > I have a server with a CD Drive (not a DVD Drive). I only see a DVD ISO
    > as
    > an option from the MSDN downloads. Where can I find an ISO download
    > that's
    > compatible with a CD drive?
    >
    > Thanks.
     
  4. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Purchase a DVD drive and install it. They are not expensive at all. Also you are not
    able to find the W2K8 on a CD only on a DVD on account of the size

    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "Patrick Markiewicz" <Patrick Markiewicz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:518F9637-56B9-43CA-9D39-AF5686D8CAF0@microsoft.com...
    >I have a server with a CD Drive (not a DVD Drive). I only see a DVD ISO as
    > an option from the MSDN downloads. Where can I find an ISO download that's
    > compatible with a CD drive?
    >
    > Thanks.
     
  5. Anteaus

    Anteaus Flightless Bird

    If this is a production server as opposed to a test machine, do you have a
    disaster-recovery plan? Just asking, as if you have no DVD drive, how do you
    plan to reinstall if it suddenly pops its clogs?

    If not, think in terms of the cost if you are out-of-action for some
    considerable time, perhaps several days, whilst a recovery method is
    worked-out.

    "Patrick Markiewicz" wrote:

    > I have a server with a CD Drive (not a DVD Drive). I only see a DVD ISO as
    > an option from the MSDN downloads. Where can I find an ISO download that's
    > compatible with a CD drive?
    >
    > Thanks.
     
  6. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

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