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Description of the CD-ROM Recording Feature in Windows Server 2003
Article ID: 317525 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q317525
For a Microsoft Windows XP version of this article, see 279157
This article describes the functionality of the CD recorder feature that is included in Windows Server 2003. You can use the Windows Server 2003 CD recorder to write data to a CD-Recordable (CD-R) disc, or write and rewrite data to a CD-Rewritable (CD-RW) disc. You can delete data from a CD-RW disc, but not from a CD-R disc.
You can send, drag, or save files and folders to a CD recorder drive (CD-R or CD-RW). After all the files to be written are present, click Write to CD. The CD Wizard starts, which helps you to tell the Windows CD recorder how to name the CD and record the files.
Description of the Staging AreaTo facilitate CD recording, Windows uses a staging area to store the data for recording. The staging area is located in the following hidden folder:
Drive_letter:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD BurningWindows copies the information in the staging area to a monolithic disc image file before you record the data. By default, this file is named "Cd burning stash file.bin" and is located in the root folder. You can change the location of the file in the CD recorder Properties dialog box.
To Copy Files and Folders to the Staging Area
How to Initiate the Recording ProcessYou do not have to initiate the recording process immediately after you copy files and folders to the staging area. You can accumulate data until you are ready to start the recording process. There are two methods to start the recording process after the files are in the staging area.
NOTE: After you copy files or folders to the CD, view the CD to confirm that the files are copied.
Description of the CD Recorder Properties Dialog BoxThe CD recorder Properties dialog box includes the standard tabs that are included with all drives, plus a Recording tab. This tab includes the following settings that are specific to CD recording drives:
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326982/ )Cannot Copy Files to the CD-R/CD-RW Drive
Article ID: 317525 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 8.4