Windows Server 2008 R2: No Recording Tab for CD/DVD burner

Today’s blog will cover burning CD/DVD’S in Windows Server 2008 R2. When you are logged into a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer you may notice that you cannot burn a CD/DVD and/or the recording tab is missing from the properties of your CD/DVD drive in my computer.

By default accounts other than localsystemadministrator (regardless of the groups it belongs to) on server SKUS are considered to be “remote desktop” and so have the same security restrictions that come with remote desktop sessions.

In order to burn CD/DVD’S you can do one of the following:

  • Login as localsystemadministrator
  • Run a 3rd party burning utility elevated

Note: You must have the Desktop Experience pack installed to get the built in Windows ISO burning applet.

Scott McArthur
Senior Support Escalation Engineer
Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Support