VMWare Workstation Won't Install Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise from ISO

I'm getting an error - can't find the DVD/CDROM Drive?  I've tried many different things but cannot seem to get past this step - the installation fails each time.  Help!
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CharlieF2Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Thanks to all experts for your advice.  The problem turned out to be the iso image was slightly corrupted.  I redownloaded the image from microsoft and tried again and it worked.
Lance_PConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you tried extracting the files to the HDD and running the setup from there?
moon_blue69Connect With a Mentor Commented:

download demon tools lite a virtual cd drive. its free


mount the iso image to this virtual cd.

On VMWorkstation settings change the cd drive from auto to that of the mounted one

change boot priority to bbot from cd in bios.

This is what i do with VMWare I had the same problem as yours couple of times I used this method.

Finally - is the ISO image intact?
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did you select connect at power on, see screenshot

(This is from a win 2k8 host in suspensed mode, so I cannot switch the radioboxes.)

vmwarun - ArunCommented:
Check whether the CD/DVD is set as the first drive from which the system can boot in the BIOS configuration of the Virtual Machine.
You can go under the advanced tab and try the enable legacy emulation and/or changing the cd type from ide to scsi

Good Luck
Glad it worked out :) Dont forget to split the points :)
CharlieF2Author Commented:
I answered my own question
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