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    Enable CD Burning in Windows Server 2003

    Posted on by Daniel Petri in Windows Client OS

    How can I enable CD Burning in Windows Server 2003?

    Windows Server 2003 has the CD burning drivers disabled by default. The IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service required by this peripheral device is disabled, so to make it work we need to enable it.

    Note: With some third-party software, you may be able to burn CDs without starting the IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service. BTW, some people say that it is recommended you leave this service disabled if you want to speed up the Nero Burning ROM startup. I haven’t tested this myself so I cannot say for sure.

    Lamer Note: Yes, you DO have to have a CD burner installed or else this tweak will be useless for you. It DOES NOT turn a standard CD Drive into a CD-R or CD-RW…

    To have CD burning capabilities on Windows Server 2003 follow the next steps:

    1. Go to the Services applet in Administrative Tools (or click Start, then Run, and type "services.msc" (without quotes) and click OK).
    2. Find the "IMAPI CD-burning COM" service, right-click and select Properties, select "Automatic" instead of "Disabled" in the startup type box.

    1. Click Apply.
    2. Right-click the "IMAPI CD-burning COM" service and select Start.

    1. Click OK.

    You can also modify start state and start it from a Command Prompt console by using the following command:

     

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