Enabling the CD-Burning Service on Windows Server 2003


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.


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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