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I am trying to install a virtual machine in Hyper-V, using an ISO file laying on a Synology NAS share.

But when i try to create the machine, and mount the ISO this pops up: The device 'Microsoft:Hyper-V:Virtual CD/DVD Disk' was not added to 'MachineName'

But i can access the share fine with File Explorer.

Do you know of anything that blocks this kind of use?

  • I've had occasional problems with larger files like ISOs or entire VM files on a Synology NAS. Never have figured out exactly why, but copying the file to the local PC's HDD and using it from there has solved each of these problems for m. – Steve Rindsberg Feb 2 '17 at 16:21
  • Hmm okay. Seems a bit weird when i can use a 3 gig movie file fine, but not ISO files. But thanks for the answer! Good to see im not the only one. – Thomsen1707 Feb 2 '17 at 18:27
  • Answer? Well ... maybe. Suggestion, but answer, or workaround, I hope. – Steve Rindsberg Feb 2 '17 at 20:18
  • I meant "Thanks for response" :) Not my first language – Thomsen1707 Feb 9 '17 at 19:43
  • No worries. I knew what you meant. It's MY first language, but I don't always use it as well as I should. ;-) – Steve Rindsberg Feb 10 '17 at 19:16
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[DSM 6] You could mount the ISO as a virtual drive on the Synology via Synology FileStation, where the contents of the ISO is exposed as a subdirectory?

Rightclick the ISO file in FileStation and choose Mount Virtual Drive Mount ISO in Synology FileStation Step 1

Enter the 'mount to' path and choose "Mount" Mount ISO in Synology FileStation Step 2

See the mounted ISO directory in FileStation Mount ISO in Synology FileStation Step 3

Next use the path from your Hyper-V.

  • Nice, thank you for the response. Im in the middel of migrating to a newer model Synology, therefore i can't try at the moment. But definitely will! – Thomsen1707 Feb 9 '17 at 19:45

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