Enable CD Burning in Windows Server 2003

Posted on January 8, 2009 by Daniel Petri in Windows Client OS with 0 Comments

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.

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  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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