How can I burn a DVD image from the command line?

A. You can use the dvdburn.exe utility, which is available in the Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP resource kits, to burn an ISO file to a DVD burner drive. Simply insert a blank DVD writable disk into the drive and use the following command format:

  dvdburn <drive>: <image>  
For example, to burn to drive G the latest Windows Vista build image, you would use the following command:


D:\>dvdburn g: Vista_5342_32bit_Main_Staged_DVD_EN.iso

which would produce the following output:


Media type: DVD-R Preparing media... - 100.0% done Finished Writing Waiting for drive to finalize disc (this may take up to 30 minutes)............. .......................... Success: Finalizing media took 36 seconds Burn successful!

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