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How to run CDs from a file server

By cbrooks ·
I have copied my CD to a file server and attempted to run the IIS Recource Guide from the file server. I get an error indicating that the program cannot find the CD. I have ordered to date three CDs and the first one has arrived. Can I run this from a file system on my desktop or on a file server. I cannot tie up my CD drive with a single application. If I cannot run from a file system, I will have to cancel all orders and return this one. This is not an acceptable solution for using yourtools.

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by DEREKHYPS In reply to How to run CDs from a fil ...

I'm not clear on the question. is the problem -not reading any cd and how to get it to work or is the problem reading this particual cd. if the cd is getting a request to be read it may take time to get up to speed and then a second issuence of a read command will read the cd.

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by cbrooks In reply to How to run CDs from a fil ...

I thought my question was clear. I do NOT want to run the application from the CD. I want to copy the CD to a hard drive, run the setup program and execute everything from the harddrive, NOT from the CD. I work from a laptop with clients and do not want to carry CDs with me. Can you give me an answer.

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by RCOM In reply to How to run CDs from a fil ...

You can get virtual CD drive software that will make compressed working copies of the disk on the local hard drive.

If you're trying to install and run it from a shared drive that may not work since the software will be looking for the local cdrom.

Old trick I used to use. You can use partition magic and create a partition to install it on. If it's on the root of the drive the software will look at is as a cdrom. I used to do this for games. This can be done on a network shared drive too.

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by cbrooks In reply to How to run CDs from a fil ...

I have used this technique in the past. I though TechRepublic, for almost $100 could give me something more practical. This is a disappointment. I actually thought I would receive a book with accompanying software on a CD. Hopefully, TechRepublic will be a bit more clear on what we are purchasing in the future.

Thanks for the help, though. It's not your fault. I'm just venting.

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