Many new virtual environments consider an ISO file as an additional hard drive or a CD/DVD drive. These ISO files can be created with a lot of softwares which would take there own sweet time before the user gets the final file in an ISO or BIN format.
If you are looking for reliable software which has good speed and agility, then go for PowerISO, which is one of the powerful tools used today to create such ISO files either from local stored files or directly from a CD or DVD. This image processing tool provides additional features where any user can create, open, extract, compress, split, and encrypt an ISO file. Once the ISO file has been created, it can be further used with any virtual server connection.
The application can be installed in few simple steps and provides an easy to understand user friendly interface. This tool is particularly important for system administrators who can create ISO files for there Operating System or any other application. Image creation was never that easy and these files would then be mounted as virtual drives to fit into any virtual server or VMWare environment.
You can pick and choose the files that can be stored into an ISO file by simply using the drag and drop feature. Clipboard copy-paste also works here without any problems and a user can easily create a new ISO files with 3 to 4 simple clicks.
Incase you want to add additional files to existing image then you may open the ISO file using the same PowerISO application interface and using the same drag-drop or copy-paste feature to generate modified ISO image file. Well! It is now very obvious that an ISO files can not be extracted without special ISO reader application, which in our case is the PowerISO. Extract the files to any location either on local computer or over the network.
An ISO file can be stored into other different formats as well like BIN etc. there is absolutely no issue noticed or reported about storing ISO files into BIN format.
Another good feature with PowerISO allows the users to create bootable ISO files which can be burned directly on to the CDs or DVDs. In most cases they can be used to build a new virtual operating system etc. Along with that the user can also choose to create a floppy disk image as well.
Do you know: many enterprises use virtual environments to run there operating system today! They do this to save up on different hardware based server and to save up the disk space that could also be an issue in future. Thus a need to create an ISO file arises and that is where PowerISO can be used to create files using the DAA (Direct-Access-Archive) advanced image format which supports enhanced features like compression , security and spanning one image through multiple volumes (which are very similar to an ISO or BIN file format).
The application can be used to create an ISO for any Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows98/Me/2000/XP/2003 or even Vista. But the base operating system needs to be a windows 2000 or windows server 2003 only.