win_disk_image - Manage ISO/VHD/VHDX mounts on Windows hosts

New in version 2.3.


  • Manages mount behavior for a specified ISO, VHD, or VHDX image on a Windows host. When state is present, the image will be mounted under a system-assigned drive letter, which will be returned in the mount_path value of the module result. Requires Windows 8+ or Windows Server 2012+.


parameter required default choices comments
path to an ISO, VHD, or VHDX image on the target Windows host (the file cannot reside on a network share)
no present
  • present
  • absent
whether the image should be present as a drive-letter mount or not.


# ensure an iso is mounted
- win_disk_image:
    image_path: C:\install.iso
    state: present
  register: disk_image_out

# run installer from mounted iso
- win_package:
    path: '{{ disk_image_out.mount_path }}setup\setup.exe'
    product_id: '35a4e767-0161-46b0-979f-e61f282fee21'
    state: present

# unmount iso
- win_disk_image:
    image_path: C:\install.iso
    state: absent

Return Values

Common return values are documented here Return Values, the following are the fields unique to this module:

name description returned type sample
filesystem path where the target image is mounted
when C(state) is C(present) string F:\


This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

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