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What CD/DVD burning software is supported?

My simple question is this:

What CD/DVD burning software is supported on Windows 2008 Standard Server?


A client of mine just bought a new HP ML350 G5 (March 2009), which came with a HP branded GSA-H53L (E2C) DVD Rewriter (Manufactured – July 2008) and bundled with Roxio DigitalMediaPlus (circa 2005 (MyDVD v6.1)).

When I start the install of the Roxio software, I immediately get a DLA error…

After Google-ing around, there are known issues with Roxio’s DLA software, and the drive itself appears to be a discontinued LG OEM model.

When the VAR that sold the Server is contacted, they point to HP…

When HP is contacted, they point to the VAR…

I have checked the following, and NONE show NAMED support for Windows 2008 Standard Server:

  • Alcohol 120%
  • Corel WinDVD 9
  • CyberLink Power2Go 6
  • Droppix Recorder XE
  • GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 8.00
  • Nero 9 nor BackItUp 4
  • NTI Media Maker 8
  • Roxio Creator 2009 nor Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate

They support Vista, but not NAMED support for Windows 2008 Server, which the Owner of the company wants to see/hear.

What we are looking for is a simple, reliable way to burn data to CD/DVD media; create/mountISO images if need be (example: SQL 2008 install), and maybe take advantage of the LightScribe capabilities of the drive.

Can someone out there enlighten me to a product!

Thanks in advance,


03 Oct 2009 01:02:58


Sorry for not following up on this in several months, but I took the suggestion of Tim Quan, and ended up downloading and installing ImgBurn from

After doing a couple of test burns, and several months of keeping my fingers crossed, ImgBurn seems to be working fine.

The interface does take a little getting use to, but ImgBurn does offer allot of features for the price!(FREE)

Many thanks to Tim Quan, the Author of ImgBurn and all the other folks that chipped in their two cents!


03 Oct 2009 01:02:58


Another suggested software package was StarBurn from RocketDivision, which came from Paul Svirin.

I have NOT downloaded or tried this software, but if someone out there would like to add their comments/thoughts….

– Andrew
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