How to burn ISO images to CD with Microsoft Windows


Microsoft has made it especially difficult to find any mention of this very handy utility program to make CDs from .ISO (and .UDF) files. They seems to have deleted all mention of from their website, but it does exist, and does work.


You need to install the Windows 2003 Server Resource Kit. This is a free download from

Among the files that are installed are cdburn.exe and dvdburn.exe.


  • The original article where I found out about this.
  • ISORecorder for those who don't like the command line. This is a guy who works at Microsoft, so it ought to be safe.