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

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.


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

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