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Hyper-v DVD problem. Physical DVD greyed out. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,
    I'm cannot access the DVD drive from my VM and note the following:

     
    - My server is loaded with the free Hyper-V R2 SP1 only (Not Windows 2008 R2)
     
    - I am using a Vista machine with Hyper-V Manager to configure the VM
     
    - The VM creates and starts - no problem
     
    - There is only 1 VM on this host


    - I have tried an IDE and SATA DVD - both have the same problem.

    - I have deleted and created the VM several times

    - When I look at the VM settings -> IDE Controller 0 -> DVD Drive Physical CD/DVD drive is grey with no drive letter showing, but I can select "Image file" and browse the CD. This means that the physical drive is connected and functioning.

    - I want to install SBS 2003 which has many CD's so an .iso really isn't an option.

    - There is no option within the VM to select the virtual DVD - The Media Menu just says "Drives Not Loaded"

    - I have tried connecting to the VM as administrator as well as the user I created (tbsadmin) but there is no difference


    I have read through the following forum posts but still cannot resolve my issue.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverhyperv/thread/8647c120-7d2e-40d7-b068-4da0dec09d29
     
     
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverhyperv/thread/3f65901a-6807-488f-bef3-5ece6d9c4dd5

     

    Hope you can help, thanks.

    Thursday, September 1, 2011 6:10 AM

Answers

  • I'm not sure this is possible to do.  The Hyper-V machine has no access to the physical drive on the remote computer.

    A better solution is to use ISOs from a network share.

    • Marked as answer by trann1234 Friday, March 9, 2012 6:18 AM
    Friday, September 2, 2011 9:15 PM