Enabling the CD-Burning Service on Windows Server 2003

Preface:

In theory you should use a workstation to write CDs, but in the few situations you may find yourself with the need to burn CDs from within Windows Server 2003.

Method:

Click Start, Administrative Tools, then Services

Scroll down to the "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service", right click it and click Properties

Set the Startup type to Manual, !Click Apply!, Then click Start.

Press OK and we've enabled the CD burning service, install a CD burning program, and you should be able to write CDs.  When you reboot, the service won't be started at boot, but when you try to burn a CD it will start (and when you are finished with the CD the service will stop again).

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