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I've been trying to mount an ISO file on Windows Server 2008 without success. I've tried MagicISO, Daemon Tools, and Pismo Disk Mounter, but all of them give me some error or another. I'm guessing this is some security issue, but I'm not sure how to get around it. Has anyone had luck with this?

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Why do you need to actually mount the ISO? Instead of installing unnecesasry 3rd party apps on your server, why not just use something like 7-zip to extract the contents of the ISO?

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Great idea, I didn't know 7z could do that. –  Josh Santangelo Aug 19 '11 at 20:34

Have you tried Virtual CloneDrive?

Alternately, 7-Zip can open ISOs and extract their contents.

Both freeware, I use them often, VCD works on 2008 R2 SP1 for me.

(Still, three programs not doing it ... are you sure it's not a corrupt ISO?)

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+1 for the tip on VCD in case CD won't install from HDD –  Praesagus Dec 22 '12 at 0:25

Assuming you're not running VMWare (where you could mount it in vSphere) you could try PowerISO. That's what I use and it works well.

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