Enable CD Burning In 2003

Windows Server 2003 has the CD burning drivers disabled by default. The IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service required by this peripheral device is disabled, so to make it work you will need to enable it. Simply follow these steps:

 1. Go to the Services applet in Administrative Tools
 2. Find the IMAPI CD-burning COM service
 3. Right-click on it and select 'Properties'
 4. select 'Automatic' in the 'Startup Type' box.
 5. Click 'Apply'
 6. Right-click the IMAPI CD-burning COM service and
    select 'Start'
 7. Click 'OK'

NOTE: With some third-party software, you may be able to burn CDs without starting the IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service.