VMware server 2

I am new to the virtual world and am in the process of creating a new virtual machine in VMware server 2. When I get to the CD/DVD drive option, the 'use a physical drive' option is grayed out. Much googling hasn't turned up a solution so here I am. Any pointers most appreciated.
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MikeKaneCommented:
Very odd...    try this forum post as a possible solution....  
http://communities.vmware.com/message/878492;jsessionid=A5D71883BCB0EB98A8C77B4A248ED30B

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MikeKaneCommented:
Really really dumb question...  do you have a CD drive on the server this is loaded on?  

To add a 'virtual' cd drive you
1) select the guest os
2) Under HARDWARE click the CD/DVD down Arrow and select EDIT
3) Select HOST MEDIA
4) Select Connected  under Device Status (check connect at power on to make it persistent across reboots)
5) in Connection, select Physical Drive and pick the drive letter.  Select ATAPI or direct access as needed.  


That's it.  
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CaGeNAuthor Commented:
Thanks but the issue is I can't select physical drive because its grayed out. I only have the option to select ISO. And yes there most certainly is a drive :-)
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MikeKaneCommented:
Do you have another Guest OS set "Direct access" to the drive ?  
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CaGeNAuthor Commented:
Currently I do not have a guest OS. I am trying to create the first one. I can do so pointing to an ISO but as mentioned cannot do so using a CD. The CD drive can be seen byt he virtual machine BIOS.
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CaGeNAuthor Commented:
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