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I am using VMware Player to run a Windows 2012 Server Standard Build 9200. I need to mount an ISO image. The server does not seem to recognize that it is an ISO file and wants me to tell it how to open it. I know I could install a third-party application, but Windows 2012 already supports this feature.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • @Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Thank you for your comment. These questions are related but not precisely the same issue. Aside from different operating systems, which would be a search parameter, the details of the cause in the first answer does not apply, and the second is precisely the feature not working. – David Nov 30 '16 at 18:18
  • @David, even though there are differences in the questions, does the accepted answer in the first one solve the problem? – fixer1234 Nov 30 '16 at 20:03
  • @fixer1234, sure...the answer W8 Desktop can be adapted to W12k server, but then so also general questions on programming can adapted to any language... – David Dec 1 '16 at 11:17
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    FWIW, Had a similar problem with 2012 R2 when mounting an ISO over a network share. ISO mount was running as admin, which didn't have the drive mapped. Using UNC path fixed the problem. – LAROmega May 31 '18 at 16:17
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I see that you already figured it out, but for others, here's how you can do it in Powershell:

Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath 'D:\Path\To\Image.iso' -StorageType ISO -PassThru | Get-Volume

The Get-Volume is there so you can see what driver letter gets assigned after you mount it. This will work in Server Core 2012 R2 as well.

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Choosing to open the ISO with "Windows Explorer" fixed the issue.

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