Microsoft – Windows – Server – 2012 – Burning CD\Audio (DVD Writer does not show up) [2014.02.04]

Microsoft – Windows – Server – 2012 – Burning CD\Audio (DVD Writer does not show up)  [2014.02.04]

Background

This is a bit of disjointed post as the sections were part of an email dialogue that Ivan Cotton and I had yesterday (Wednesday 2014.2.5).

Ivan had commented on our of our postings, specifically:

Microsoft – Windows – Server – 2012 – Burning CD (DVD Writer does not show up)
https://danieladeniji.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/microsoft-windows-server-2012-burning-cd-dvd-writer-does-not-show-up/

Following below are some thoughts on trying to get your CD\DVD Burner Application to find and use a working CD\DVD Writer.

Review Devices

I think the first thing is to ensure that we actually have writable CD/DVD drives.

We can use MS Windows Control Panel to investigate:

  • Launch Control Panel
  • Access the “DVD/CD-Rom drives” tree node
  • Review list of DVD/CD Rom drives listed

ControlPanel--DVD-CDRom

Explanation

Drives Manufacturer
Memorex DVD16+/-DL4RWID2 USB Device Manufacturer :-MemorexDVD/CD :- DVD+ or – :- +/-Double Layer – DLRead/Write :- RW

Model Number :- DL4RWID2

USB

TSTcorp DVD +-RW TS-H653G Manufacturer :- TSTcorpDVD/CD :- DVD+/- :- +-Read/Write :- RWModel Number :-
TS-H653G

From the screen shot above, we can see that we have a couple of Read & Write capable CD/DVD Drives.

Investigate Applications

Start your burning application and review its run mode.

Here is one way to do so.

  • Launch Task Manager and access the Details tab.
  • On the column header bar, right click and choose the columns that you want to include — In our case “Elevated” and “UAC Virtualization

Here are the columns we have selected:

TaskManager_Details_Columns

Task Manager – Details (with more columns)

TaskManager_Details

In the screen above, you want to review the Elevated column and make sure it says Yes for the burner applications you ‘re investigating.

Ensure Burn Application Runs in Elevated Mode

One way to ensure that an Application always run in “elevated mode” is to do the following:

To mark an application to always run as an administrator, do the following:

Configure Applications to Always Run as an Administrator
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff431742.aspx

  • On the Start menu, locate the program that you want to always run as an administrator.
  • Right-click the application’s shortcut, and then click Properties.
  • In the Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab.
  • Do one of the following:
  • To apply the setting to the currently logged-on user, select the Run This Program As An Administrator check box, and then click OK.
  • To apply the setting to all users on the computer and regardless of which shortcut is used to start the application, click Change Setting For All Users to display the Properties dialog box for the application’s .exe file, select the Run This Program As An Administrator check box, and then click OK twice.

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