Can Vmware View use dvd drive of pc

I am testing vmware view on an old pc.  Is it possible when using the view client to use the dvd drive of the old pc in the client?
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Hutch_77Commented:
Yes it is.  It is simply passing the cdrom through the connection.
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Hutch_77Commented:
I don't have access to View anymore, but When I was at my previous position I had to do it a lot.  You should be able to add it with one of the menus at the top.  Think of the view console as being the same thing as the vSphere console as they work very similar.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
When connecting from a client with the VMware View 4.5 Client installed, you should be able to access USB Devices connected to the client, and you may have access to remote mapped drives, provided they have not been dis-allowed in the Group Policy.
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dcitdirAuthor Commented:
The drive is not usb it is an internal dvd drive.  I am able to get usb devices to connect with not problems but was just hoping I didn't have to go out and purchase usb drives since the ones in the pc work fine.  I can open up the virtual machine in vcenter and connect the drive.  However, when my users log in they use the view client and it does not pull that setting.
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Hutch_77Commented:
I know there is a setting as I had to do exactly what you are talking about doing, but that has been 6 months since I rolled it out to my previous employer.  I know in the configuration of the View app there is an option to pass through more than USB, I am just not sure where it is hiding.
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Hutch_77Commented:
http://communities.vmware.com/message/1186989
There is an answer on how to do  it specifically.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
USB cdrom or network share access to cdrom (via RDP mapped drives) these are your options.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The VMware View client is a completely different piece of software to the VI Client, they have different functions.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
here are the help files for the VMware View 4.5 client

http://pubs.vmware.com/view45/view_client_help/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm#href=t_connectdevice.html

if there is a setting as Hutch_77 suggests, I've not seen it, in the VMware View Client.

Only USB redirection is supported.
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dcitdirAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the help.  I was able to get the dvd drive to pull up by changing the mode to passthrough ide.
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Hutch_77Commented:
Yes pass through would have been the setting.  
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