Tuesday 20 October 2009

Running ISO Recorder on Windows Server 2008 x64

When trying to copy a DVD to an image using ISO Recorder v3.1 on a Windows Server 2008 x64 machine, the Next and Finish buttons were greyed out despite correctly selecting the From and To locations. As I have to run Nero Express Essentials as an admin (right-click, Run as administrator), I tried setting the ShellExec.exe file below C:\Program Files\Alex Feinman\ISO Recorder to run as admin on the Compatibility tab to accomplish the same thing. When that didn’t work, I found I had to click the Show settings for all users and select Run this program as an administrator on the second Compatibility for all users window.

This doesn't seem to work for all functions; for example, attempting to burn the created ISO to disk fails to populate the Recorder drop down with the local optical drive and I can't complete the operation.

In general I must say ISO Recorder looks like it's going to do the job I want it for quite nicely. I created an image from a DVD by right-clicking on the DVD drive icon in Windows Explorer and it popped an 1.7GB .iso out the other end in a few minutes. I've burned ISOs with Nero in the past but can't seem to find the right settings on the version I'm using currently (I'm lumped with .nrg files). ISO Recorder hits the nail on the head so I'm sticking with it ;-)


  1. Same issue for me but I could not get it to work at all.
    I was working via RDP session, but even when I login to console it would not work.
    I have found this app very usefull for a long time, hopefully the author will find a solution.

    Ill mail him to explain the issue.


  2. I have found that it is kind of figety. If you eject and insert the disk a couple of times it eventually is not greyed out, but I will try your method to see if that works for me.

    Dusty Colvard

  3. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/burn-a-cd-or-dvd-over-a-remote-connection

  4. On Win81 32 bit, (with E: drive as your optical drive) run this as administrator (from an elevated CMD prompt) or save to BAT or CMD and "run-as administrator":
    "C:\Windows\System32\RunDll32.exe" "C:\Program Files\Alex Feinman\ISO Recorder\ISORecorder.dll",CDImageWizard E:\
    I used the Sysinternals tool Process Explorer to find this CMD line.

    1. That did it for me!! Works on Server 2012 R2 as well.


    2. Thank, perfect!


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