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Not sure which categories this should fall under. I have used Virtual CD (http://www.virtualcd-online.com/) in the past, but it is just too expensive. The software normally costs more than the small server it is run on.

I've had a quick look on Google, but I've come up with only results I already knew about.

I do not want to use NAS/CD Drive Towers/a bank of ISO files with locally installed CloneDrive / other freeware.

Does anyone know of a free, or cheaper product that does what VCD does? It needs to have a pretty GUI for ripping images and selecting which image to load as a VCD.

Assume my users are of lesser intelligence and cannot cope with file shares directly.
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Question by:Vampireofdarkness
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by:FastSi
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I have always used Daemon tools for Virtual CD's im not 100% sure what your looking to achieve.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I'm not quite sure I understand your restrictions/reasons for your restrictions... but I use MagicDisc and am quite happy with it (and it's free - lets you define up to 15 drives and rips as well).
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by:Vampireofdarkness
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We have between 20 and 50 machines at two sites with one server set up at each. I need my users to be able to load a program (at the moment, VCD) and be given a list of all ISOs stored on the server. They select an ISO, click 'Mount' and the CD is on their machine as a virtual drive.

The store needs to be server based. There needs to be the GUI to allow them to select the ISO. The GUI also needs a way to extract the CD into ISO format directly onto the server.
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