Windows Thread, Mount ISO with daemon tools in Technical; I have a piece of software that doesn't want to work without it having a CD in the drive. I ...
21st May 2009, 12:58 PM #1
Mount ISO with daemon tools
I have a piece of software that doesn't want to work without it having a CD in the drive. I was wondering does anybody have an example script that I could look at that mounts the ISO from a shared network drive when a user launches the shortcut from the All Programs menu and when the program is exited, it unmounts it?
I am using DaemonTools 3.47.
Furthermore, how do you get the virtual drive to mount to, say, drive letter Z rather than the next available drive letter?
Last edited by Chuckster; 21st May 2009 at 01:01 PM.
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21st May 2009, 02:36 PM #2
Rather than mount the ISO on a particular drive, it might be easier to map the drive to a network share containing the extracted files.
Years ago I had a bunch of awkward software like this, and set up batch files that would clear a particular drive letter (J), map it to a share ("net use"), and then run the software from there.
Last edited by BJG; 21st May 2009 at 02:39 PM.
21st May 2009, 02:43 PM #3
I did extract it but the software keeps asking for the CD. The software in question is Ejay Dance 7 and apparently there is a network version of this, but the music department went ahead and brought 20 of these CDs without consulting my NM in the first place.
21st May 2009, 03:59 PM #4
...have you tried manually mounting the ISO from a network drive, as you suggest, to see if that works...? And if so, have you tried mapping a drive directly to a folder containing a copy of the CD...? (I wouldn't have thought that would look any different to the client, but it's easier to configure.)
21st May 2009, 06:00 PM #5
Take a gander at:
We use it here and disable the tray icon. All you do is make a special text file that gives it the commands and it mounts and starts the iso for you. Just create a shortcut to the file and boom, your done.
NOTE: We use it with Daemon-tools 3, no idea how it is with 4
21st May 2009, 06:37 PM #6
I did try mounting it and it does work because the software is happy that the CD is in the drive, even though it's just an ISO on a virtual drive.
I've created a script and will try this out tomorrow. I just need to know how I can deploy daemontool and get it to have the drive letter Z and not E.
21st May 2009, 06:56 PM #7
I made a script for autoit that can change the drive letters as well
21st May 2009, 07:00 PM #8
Could I have a look at the script that hides the tray icon, changes the drive letter and mounts the ISO...?
21st May 2009, 07:54 PM #9
Do you know if the "Lite" version is free for educational use? It's not "Personal", but neither is it "Commercial".
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
21st May 2009, 08:38 PM #10
Yeah, I was under the impression we had to pay for it.
22nd August 2011, 08:19 AM #11
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Sorry to drag up a very old thread but i have today been passed a very old peice of software which acts in this exact way. I will try creating a bat file that maps a drive to the extracted ISO this afternoon but i was wondering if anyone could post up an example script using demon tools or the like to do this.
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