How to extract / burn Demo Microsoft Server 2003 ISO file.

Greetings all.

I applied and received a 120 day trial key for the Microsoft Server 2003 Demo package.  I've downloaded the files and attempted to create the CD/DVD from the ISO image, without success.

Can anyone point me to a walk through on converting / burning the ISO image so I can boot the the created install CD/DVD and load the Server 2003 software?

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sianniConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I HAD THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM AND SOLVED IT VERY EASILY.  The Bright Lights over at Microsoft put the wrong file extesnsion.   I know this sounds rediculous, but I did it and it worked.  
Simply rename the .img to .iso and treat it like an iso file and it will work fine.  Try it !  I tried everything and then tried this just for the hell of it.

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For an ISO file I use Nero and open an image to burn to disc CD/DVD
You can download Daemon manager (Daemon tools search google) and open the ISO to make sure the file is intact and to see what is in it.  If it is damaged re-download it and try it again.
Nero and Roxio

Nero Express will do this as well.
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Using MagicISO as ISO burner.

MagicISO is a ISO CD/DVD image file creating/editing/converting tool , it can directly edit the CD/DVD image file and extract files and folders from it, as well as directly make ISO files from your CD/DVD-ROM or hard disk. At the same time, you can maintain the ISO bootable information, thus creating your own bootable CD/DVDs. You now have the power to make and edit your own ISO files, and then burn them to CD/DVD for your own needs.

MagicISO is in sole possession of the intellectualized ISO document format analyzer, it can process at the present time almost all types of image files, including ISO and BIN, it may even support new image files which are yet to be created. MagicISO can open these image files, directly extract files and folders, edit it and convert other image files to the standard ISO format.

MagicISO uses the double window unification user contact interface, you have the choice to only use the quick buttons and/or the mouse Drag & Drops, you can handle any CD/DVD image file easily.

Main Features:

Can directly edit the ISO image file.

Can directly extract ISO image.

Can add / delete /create new directory /rename ISO file image content.

Can make ISO file from hard disk document.

Can make bootable CD.

Can extract .MDF .

Can extract .NRG.

Can extract .IMG.

Can burn .IMG .

Can create CD/DVD image from CD/DVD-ROM, maintain bootable information.

Can process the compact disc boot information, you can directly add/remove/extract boot image of the ISO image.

Supports nearly all known CD/DVD image file formats (.ISO, .BIN, .IMG, .CIF, .NRG, .BWI and so on) , and converts them to the standard ISO form image.

May directly set the file/folder to hidden attribute

Supports ISO 9660 Level1/2/3 and Joliet extension

Automatically optimizes the ISO image file structure, saves the disc space.

Supports the shell document type integration, Open Image files through double clicking them or the Right Click menu of the mouse with the open dialog.

The double window user interface is extremely convenient to use.

Can create ALL in 1 bootable compact discs, CD/DVD image file management, even the virtual CD/DVD drive , those functions are really powerful.

frankrentefAuthor Commented:
XP Burner continually tells me there is not a blank DVD in the drive... there is.

Magic ISO will not allow the burning of a DVD greater than 300 MB

I have Nero Smart Start Essentials but I'm unable to find any functionality to ISO files....

Other thoughts ideas?

First time I guess XPBurner wasnt compatibile with a drive.... Wow.....
frankrentefAuthor Commented:
It's a Samsung External  
frankrentefAuthor Commented:
As silly as it may seem I'm still fighting this battle.  I'm able to convert the ISO on the hard drive but can't seem to get a cleam bootable image from the Microsoft ISO files.... help!
frankrentefAuthor Commented:
O.K. finally found some software that extracts and creates the image on a bootable CD.  Now, when I try to install I receive the message regarding two or three files being missing?  

Can anyone assist?  I'm trying to install the 120 day trial version of Server 2003.  I've d/l the images from Microsoft and have my 120 day license #.  Every time I try to d/l and create the disk from ISO the system tells me one, two or three files are missing...

What files?
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