Need to mount an .iso or .img as a virtual cd/dvd on Vista? The free Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel works pretty well. The only caveat, you have to run it as an administrator (e.g. Right-click -> Run as Administrator). After you have your drive image mounted, you also have to run the “CMD” prompt as administrator to access the virtual drive.
The Microsoft Vista Firewall allows you to easily block outgoing ports or programs. Access the advanced firewall settings via the MMC snap-in, “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security”. Read More