How to Remotely Use A PC’s DVD Drive Across Your Network

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If you own a netbook you will know what we mean when we say sacrificing a DVD drive can sometimes be a pain. Net burner sets out to solve this problem by letting you use the drive on another pc remotely.

Note: Keep in mind that you will have to install Net Burner on both the PC that hosts the drive, as well as the PC that you are connecting from.

Head over to the paragon website, and fill out a some quick information so that you can receive your download link via email.

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Soon after you hit the submit button, you will receive an email with your details to log into the paragon download section. Follow the instructions in the email to quickly download your free copy of Net Burner.

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The installation process is a next, next, finish matter and should take no longer than 30 Seconds to complete. When you get to the installation type the machine that has the optical drive only needs the Server components.

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The PC that you are connecting from only requires the client components.

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Once it is open the program on the PC with no drive, it should search your network for available drives.

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Click next and that’s all there is to it. As you can see it will add the drive as if it is locally attached.

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This will work on Windows XP, 7 and 8 as well as Server 2008

 

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 10/18/11
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