New ISO Shared Drive

Creating our primary ISO Share drive.

So now we have our File server, with a nice big chunk of space. First think you want to do it RDP to the server, or Console to it. Browse to the ISO drive locally, and create a new folder. I’ve called mine ISOs, yup original.

Once you have created the folder, right click it and go to Properties. Change the view to Sharing.

Select Share….

Add in “Everyone” with Read/write permissions


Press share

You should have “Your folder is shared”

Now select Advanced Sharing and select Caching

Ensure you select “No files or programs from the share drive are available offline”


Now go into Security, Add in Domain Administrators, or if you want a File share administrator group add that. Give it Full Control. Select Everyone, deselect Full control.


Ok that.

Now select Advanced.

Select Everyone, Edit.

Change Applies to “This folder Only”.


Ok that. You change the owner of the folder to domain admins, or your own File Server Administrator group

To finish off, go to Server manager > File and Storage Services > Shares > Right click the share and go to Properties. Select settings and ensure Enable Access-based -enumeration is selected.access-based

You now have a new ISO repository. From your laptop/desktop where the ISOs were before, browse to your new repository using the IP address, i take the laptop or desktop aren’t domain joined. So in Explorer browse to \\ISOs. It may require authentication so use your domain administrator. Then copy all the ISOs you have into the new repository.

From XenConsole we need to then add the new repository and forget the old one.

You know how to add a repository, so follow the same process, except using the domain administrator for credentials. To forget a Repository you need to Right click the old Temp ISO store, Select Detach. Once it shows as detached, you can right click and Forget. This will remove it from our Console. If you do not get the detach when right clicking, it means one of the media files is being held open on one of the VMs, just browse each VM and remove anything that is in the DVD drives for them.



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