Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DVDBurn.exe in Server 2003

I've just been battling for the last 30 minutes to try and burn an ISO as an image to a DVD. I have a version of Nero Burn and tried to line up the planets with this bit of not-so-great software and ended up creating a data DVD with the ISO as the single file on this DVD. I took a second attempt with Nero but just couldn't find the option to create it as an image.

Did I mention that I was burning this DVD image from Windows Server 2003?

I stumbled across this little gem of a utility that I must have installed on this server with the Resource Kit Tools. It's called dvdburn.exe and has a younger brother called cdburn.exe.

DVDBurn.exe takes 3 parameters:

dvdburn <drive> <image> [/Erase]

Worked like a charm:

C:\Software>dvdburn d: en_windows_7_ultimate_x64_dvd.iso
Media type: DVD-R
Preparing media...
Error setting timestamp; this error will be ignored, some drives can work without this
- 100.0% done
Finished Writing
Waiting for drive to finalize disc (this may take up to 30 minutes).............

Success: Finalizing media took 10 seconds
Burn successful!

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