I am trying to install Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 (I have the supporting hardware for x64), but I keep getting an error saying the device driver for DVD drive is missing.
I downloaded the driver from Dell's site (my PC vendor) and put it on my USB pen and then pointed the installation to this, but the installation could not see the files, just the folder structure. The DVD drive is PBDS DVD+- RW DH-16 W1S ATA Device.
I did speak to a Windows server engineer at my work and he recommended slipstreaming the installation using vLite. Will this work? This requires WAIK which failed to install when mounted using PowerISO (I will try Daemon Tools now). So as I failed with PowerISO (really annoying as there is some sort of problem at every step but I am progressing), I will try with Daemon Tools now.
This is for a VM (using VMWare Workstation). I get the same issue when burning the installation ISO to disk and setting the PC's boot order to boot from DVD first (to basically do a physical installation).
How can I get by this issue? Does anyone here have experience with this issue? Thanks