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Please see Readme file below.  Why everything dealing with Microsoft has to be so painful?

At step: 3. Click "Driver control" I am getting: "VCdControlTool"  --> ! Cannot Open SCM : Access is denied.

And then I click on OK (have not other choice but try this), it gives me Virtual CD-Rom Driver Control. Here I have Install Driver... and Start and some other buttons.

I try Install Driver..., it shows me VCdRom.sys. I select it and click on Open, I get "The handle is invalid."

It seems the failure is related to ! Cannot Open SCM : Access is denied discussed on the top.

Question: How can I get this installed successfully?

This is a brand new windows 7 professional laptop and I have logged in as admin.

Readme.txt file:
Readme for Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel v2.0.1.1
THIS TOOL IS UNSUPPORT BY MICROSOFT PRODUCT SUPPORT SERVICES

System Requirements
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- Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional

Installation instructions
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1. Copy VCdRom.sys to your %systemroot%\system32\drivers folder. 
2. Execute VCdControlTool.exe
3. Click "Driver control"
4. If the "Install Driver" button is available, click it. Navigate to the %systemroot%\system32\drivers folder, select VCdRom.sys, and click Open.
5. Click "Start"
6. Click OK
7. Click "Add Drive" to add a drive to the drive list. Ensure that the drive added is not a local drive. If it is, continue to click "Add Drive" until an unused drive letter is available.
8. Select an unused drive letter from the drive list and click "Mount".
9. Navigate to the image file, select it, and click "OK". UNC naming conventions should not be used, however mapped network drives should be OK.

You may now use the drive letter as if it were a local CD-ROM device. When you are finished you may unmount, stop, and remove the driver from memory using the driver control.

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Try right-clicking on the executable for the VCDControlTool and running it as Administrator.

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by:Fernando Soto
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Although the web site you downloaded the Virtual CD-Rom Driver Control stated it supported Windows Vista and Windows 7 the read me file only has Windows XP stated.

Try running the application in Windows XP compatibility mode by doing the following. On your Windows 7 machine navigate to the VCdControlTool.exe and right click on the file and from the context menu select properties. From the Properties window that comes click on the tab Compatibility. Under Compatibility Mode place a check mark in the check box and from the combo box select Windows XP. then Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Now try doing the steps in the read me file.
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Hi Saige,

Please see the attached image:VcdRomHi Fernando, I am reading through your post now.

Mike
VcdRom.png
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Hi Fernando,

After I checked the box for compatibility with XP, I have Service pack 2 or Service pack 3  options. Which you think I better choose now that it is Windows 7.

Do you think it is a good idea to try 2 and then 3 if it didn't work?

BTW, also see http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/MS-SQL-Server/Q_28583842.html where I am taking your suggestion on the order of installation (ignoring IIS) for now.

Mike
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by:Fernando Soto
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I would try 3 first seeming it would be the latest. If that did not work then try 2.
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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I tried with both Service pack 2 or Service pack 3 and clicked on Apply/Ok. I started then to run as admin. But the problem is the .sys file doesn't show up in the drivers folder as seen on the image above.

Mike
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Other plat forms, install MYSQL, PHP, and Its Server with just one click but Microsoft has to put us through so much agony in every turn. Totally frustrating.
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About the only thing I can think of right now is to where you placed the VCdRom.sys file right click on it and select Properties from the context menu and at the bottom of the first tab make sure there is no message that this file was downloaded from the internet and need to be set to allow to run.
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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No luck yet. I also made VCdRom.sys to be opened by VCdControlTool.exe just in case it will help. As you can see in the attached image there is no references made to what you are referring to.VCdControlTool
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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I did put %systemroot%\system\VCdRom.sys  

I ran VCdControlTool.exe this time VCdRom.sys showed up. I need to restore my system and try it again. I am restoring because I hade made  VCdRom.sys to be executable by CdControlTool.exe. Restore possibly will reset this request.

Mike
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by:Fernando Soto
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OK, hope it all works out Mike.  ;=)
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Good news,

Because I had transfered .iso files to new computer (they were produced in my old computer and put in a USB drive), I double clicked on one in my new computer, it activated a uninstalled Toshiba burner. I am about done with SQL Server 2014 Developer version.

Mike
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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The experts helped me to keep trying and eventually I found the solution.
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Thats great eghtebas, Thanks and Merry Christmas.
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Merry Christmas to you as well. I appreciate many great solutions you posted on my questions.

Mike
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