Using a CD/DVD drive in VMware View

I've had several people ask me about using CD/DVD drives on VMware View virtual desktops.  Specifically, Can I use a CD or DVD drive with VMware View Desktops? Why doesn't the CD or DVD drive on my re-purposed PC with the VMware View Client pass through to the View desktop? How can I make a CD or DVD drive work on my View Desktop? Are there specific CD/DVD drives that are supported on VMware View? How can I present a CD image (.ISO) to all View Desktops? CD/DVD Devices in a View Environment - What works, what doesn't? First, the bad news.  When using PC over IP (PCoIP) as the … [Read more...]