Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Expand ISO in Technical; I am about to embark on a journey of discovery and have fallen at the first stile
The story so ...
3rd April 2010, 01:45 PM #1
I am about to embark on a journey of discovery and have fallen at the first stile
The story so far ....
- Transitioning from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 - following some articles from Technet amongst others
Exchange 2003 is on a physical W2k3 server
Exchange 2010 is to go on a virtual W2k10 R2 server
I have the ISO for Exchange 2010 and need to set some command switches on the setup.exe file (I think that's what it says)
I am doing all this remotely
Now my questions
- I assume that I need to burn the ISO to disc before I can set the switches?
- if I do then how can I burn the ISO to an ordinary folder, rather than a physical disc in the DVD/RW drive?
Is there an obvious way to do this that I'm not seeing?
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3rd April 2010, 01:47 PM #2
you can mount an iso using daemon tools lite or such. I use VirtualCloneDrive I think by Elaborate Bytes which is free
3rd April 2010, 01:48 PM #3
Thanks, do you have links to those by any chance?
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
3rd April 2010, 01:51 PM #4
Thanks to RabbieBurns from:
3rd April 2010, 01:53 PM #5
Link brings me back to this thread - is that right?
3rd April 2010, 01:53 PM #6
maybe it didnt like direct linking
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3rd April 2010, 01:55 PM #7
3rd April 2010, 01:56 PM #8
No worries. Its pretty easy to use. Just right click on the CD icon in the taskbar, select mount Image, browse to the .iso and it will mount it as a CD-Drive in My Computer
3rd April 2010, 01:57 PM #9
OK but will it be a writable disc or will I need to transfer all the files to the hard drive?
3rd April 2010, 01:59 PM #10
No it will be just like a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM
Why would you need to write to it?
If you need to run setup.exe with switches, just click start->Run-> type "e:\setup.exe /flag1 /flag2"
3rd April 2010, 02:01 PM #11
Oh I thought that the switches would be added to the setup.exe file - hence the write to disc question. (can you tell I haven't done this before?)
3rd April 2010, 02:04 PM #12
switches are just runtime parameters added to the command, you dont need to physically change the file.
Its liike doing DIR /P
The command is DIR to show the directorly listing. The /P just splits it up into page at a time view
3rd April 2010, 02:04 PM #13
If you ever just want to extract an iso, you can do so with 7zip. It extracts it to a folder like Winzip.
3rd April 2010, 02:07 PM #14
So they have to be typed in just before the actual setup.exe is run or are they somehow saved for execution when called for?
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
3rd April 2010, 02:12 PM #15
instead of just double ckicking on the setup.exe
you would open up a run box ( Start -> Run)
then put setup.exe /switch1 /switch2 /switch3 etc
What is the switches that its saying you need to run?
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