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Who should read this: Readers should have at least one image file that ends in .ISO.  You probably want to see inside or somehow use that file or maybe access it from another computer.  This is how to use a few great free tools to make that happen.

This article tells how to install the Apache HTTP Server on Microsoft Windows XP to mount and then share an ISO image file as a URL, first using Daemon Tools Lite to mount the ISO image file.

Simply put: Load and share an ISO image file as a drive letter assignment and a URL, like http://192.168.0.2.

Download Daemon Tools Lite here:

http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php?mode=ViewCategory&catid=5


Download: DAEMON Tools Lite
Description:

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  • Single left-click on CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IF ABOVE LINK DOES NOT WORK to download Daemon Tools Lite from a more reliable mirror site.

  • Single left-click Run to start installing daemon4301-lite.exe.

  • Single left-click OK to install the English language.

  • Single left-click Next to begin setup wizard.

  • Single left-click I Agree to accept the End User License Agreement.

  • Single left-click OK to reboot Windows to continue installation.

  • Single left-click Run after the system reboots.

  • Single left-click Next to begin setup wizard again.

  • Single left-click I Agree to accept the End User License Agreement.

  • Deselect DAEMON Tools default Search Provider.
  • Deselect DAEMON Tools Toolbar.
  • Single left-click Next from the Choose Components window.

  • Deselect Browser’s Start Page.
  • Single left-click Next to continue.

  • Single left-click Install to continue.

  • Single left-click Finish to complete setup and automatically Run DAEMON Tools Lite.

  • Single right-click on the DAEMON Tools Lite system tray icon down in the Start bar near the clock.

  • Hover the mouse over Virtual CD/DVD-ROM from the pop-up menu shown to bring up another menu I can’t seem to show you.
  • Hold the mouse over Device 0: [E:] Empty for another pop-up menu to appear.
  • Single left-click on Set device parameters.

  • Under Settings use the drop down menu after Drive letter: to set the drive letter to J:.
  • Single left-click OK to close the Set drive parameters – Device 0 window.

  • Hover the mouse over Virtual CD/DVD-ROM to bring up another menu.
  • Hold the mouse over Device 0: [E:] Empty for another pop-up menu to appear.
  • Single left-click on Mount image.
  • Browse to the location containing the file named Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso.
  • Single left-click Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso to Open and mount the file to the J:\ location.
  • The J:\ drive shows Fedora 9 i386 DV (J:) in the My Computer window on my Microsoft Windows XP computer.

Download Apache web server here:

http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi


  • Single left-click on Download under the section that says Apache 2.2.9 Released.
  • Scroll down to where you see Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9 is the best available version
  • Look for the download that starts with Win32 Binary without crypto (no mod_ssl) (MSI Installer):
  • Single left-click on apache_2.2.9-win32-x86-no_ssl-r2.msi to download it.
  • Run apache_2.2.9-win32-x86-no_ssl-r2.msi.

  • Single left-click on Run to continue.

  • Single left-click Next to continue installing Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9.

  • Single left-click the radio button in from of I accept the terms of the license agreement.

  • Single left-click Next to continue and accpet the license agreement.

  • Single left-click Next to continue past the Read First screen about running Apache on Windows.

  • Type in Server Information.
  • Single-click Next to continue using the default port. Port 80.

  • Click on Next to continue with a Typical install.

  • Click Next to select the default Destination Folder.

  • Single left-click Install to install Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9.
  • Some black command prompt screens will quickly pop-up and disappear, do not worry.

  • Single left-click on Finish to complete installation.

Now edit C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\conf\httpd.conf like below to reflect the drive letter of whatever drive you picked when you mounted the Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso ISO image file with DAEMON Tools Lite.

# DocumentRoot: The directory out of which you will serve your
# documents. By default, all requests are taken from this directory, but
# symbolic links and aliases may be used to point to other locations.
#
DocumentRoot "J:/"

#
# This should be changed to whatever you set DocumentRoot to.
#
<Directory "J:/">
    #
    # Possible values for the Options directive are "None", "All",
    # or any combination of:
    #   Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews
    #
    # Note that "MultiViews" must be named *explicitly* --- "Options All"
    # doesn't give it to you.
    #
    # The Options directive is both complicated and important.  Please see
    # http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#options
    # for more information.
    #
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

    #
    # AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
    # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
    #   Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
    #
    AllowOverride None

    #
    # Controls who can get stuff from this server.
    #
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

</Directory>
  • Double left-click the Apache services the Apache Service Monitor icon in the system tray of the Start bar near the clock.

  • Single left-click Restart to restart Apache2.2 services and activate the new URL.
  • Single left-click OK to close the Apache Service Monitor window.

Access the URL of the mounted or in other words, inside the Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso file, from a remote computer at http://192.168.0.2.

Access the mounted or, inside, of the Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso from your Microsoft Windows XP computer at J:\ or http://127.0.0.1 and maybe even http://localhost.

A program like VLC media player will play a DVD ISO image file without mounting it first.