Create Virtual CD Drive Windows XP and Windows 2003

by bluemedora_editor on May 25, 2011

Linked to this post is a package useful for mounting .iso images in both Windows XP & Windows 2003.

Microsoft Download Link:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/b/6/7b6abd84-7841-4978-96f5-bd58df02efa2/winxpvirtualcdcontrolpanel_21.exe

Readme:

Readme for Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel v2.0.1.1

 THIS TOOL IS UNSUPPORTED BY MICROSOFT PRODUCT SUPPORT SERVICES
 System Requirements
 ===================
 - Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional
 Installation instructions
 =========================
 1. Copy VCdRom.sys to your %systemroot%\system32\drivers folder.
 2. Execute VCdControlTool.exe
 3. Click “Driver control”
 4. If the “Install Driver” button is available, click it. Navigate to the
 %systemroot%\system32\drivers folder, select VCdRom.sys, and click Open.
 5. Click “Start”
 6. Click OK
 7. Click “Add Drive” to add a drive to the drive list. Ensure that the drive
 added is not a local drive. If it is, continue to click “Add Drive” until an
 unused drive letter is available.
 8. Select an unused drive letter from the drive list and click “Mount”.
 9. Navigate to the image file, select it, and click “OK”. UNC naming
 conventions should not be used, however mapped network drives should be OK.

You may now use the drive letter as if it were a local CD-ROM device. When you are finished you may unmount, stop, and remove the driver from memory using the driver control.

 

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