Can't start Windows from a CD or DVD if multiple discs exist in the system

Applies to: Windows Server 2019, all versionsWindows Server Datacenter CoreWindows Server Standard Core More

Symptoms


If multiple CDs or DVDs are present in a system, you can't start Windows from a CD or DVD. Windows supports starting from a CD or DVD only if no other discs are physically present in any other drives in the system.

Cause


This behavior is by design.