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Windows Server 2012R2 -- HyperV DVD drive ?

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How can I get the 2nd VM's DVD D drive
working on Windows Server 2012R2 ?

Current Steps
 1. start one PHYSICAL server --> works fine
 2. start 1st VM on PHYSICAL server --> works fine
 3. start 2nd VM on PHYSICAL server --> get attached error
 4. open 2nd VM's SETTINGS, remove "D" drive,
    start 2nd VM on PHYSICAL server,
    works but cannot run a "DVD"
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Question by:finance_teacher
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by:Wilder_Admin
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Use the workaround to use iso files from a attached storrage like a stick or a drive. Then you can remount for sure.
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by:TropicalBound
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Not sure this is the best solution, but what if you were to share the DVD drive on the physical server, then map a drive from both VMs?
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Cliff Galiher earned 167 total points
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Set VM1's DVD drive to have no media. That frees the physical drive to be connected to the second VM.

Multiple VMs can have virtual DVD drives. But only one can be set to use the physical drive at a time. The others must be set to an ISO or set to no media selected.
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by:finance_teacher
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Below is what I do for now

 1. start one PHYSICAL server --> works fine
 2. start 1st VM on PHYSICAL server --> works fine
 3. start 2nd VM on PHYSICAL server --> works fine
 4. open one of the VM's SETTINGS, ENABLE the "D" drive,
     do whatever you need, then DISABLE the "D" drive
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