Virtual CD within the network

You can simply forget about hardware-supported CD-ROM servers or distributing CDs!

All you have to do is simply store the virtual CDs/DVDs in your network for access. Particularly in the case of parallel use, the high-speed advantages offered by Virtual CD are even more obvious. Of course, use in peer-to-peer networks is also easily possible.

What do I need?

Virtual CD is designed for operation in a network. Virtual CD is only to be installed on the client. Without more ado Virtual CD can then access virtual CDs stored on your file server or other shared computers over the network and insert these virtual CDs into virtual drives. Server components are not necessarily required.

When working with larger CD networks it is advisable to expand the installation to include the Virtual CD Network Management Server for easy management and control of the Virtual CD clients.

Who may do what?

As the administrator, you determine, which capabilities the network computers will have. You define who may create, delete, or edit virtual CDs/DVDs, who is administration-enabled, or who can merely read the virtual CDs/DVDs. You create a client setup of Virtual CD on your server and then install "your" version of Virtual CD.

Central administration of the virtual CDs

Virtual CD automatically recognizes all virtual CDs in the central directory on the file server. Virtual CD immediately shows or extracts just created or deleted CDs on all clients.

Full flexibility for the server

You prefer Linux servers and Window-clients? You can also store the virtual CDs on a Linus server and work on the Windows-clients as before. For the access all you need is a SMB or the like.

Dynamic availability

Mobile computers, such as laptops, can access both centrally and locally stored virtual CDs. If the computer is not networked, Virtual CD immediately extracts the central resources. If a computer is plugged into a network at a later time, all centrally stored virtual CDs become available again.

Network share vs. virtual drive

Most CD-ROM servers or central physical CD/DVD drives make the medium accessible as a "share." However, this CD service model has a huge disadvantage: because of the share, the central CD or DVD functions as a hard drive. Playing real audio or multimedia tracks is no longer possible.With Virtual CD, however, network computers receive the medium as CD or DVD! Whatever is running locally is also running within the network-with some exceptions.