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By default, machines that ship with an optical device are unable to mount remote CD/DVDs. There's a setting that's turned on in the Nework browser file for MacBookAir and Mac Mini's that's turned off for all other machines (like your MacBook Pro).

If you open the terminal application and type:

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser EnableODiskBrowsing -bool true

(then hit return and then type

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser ODSSupported -bool true

You can restart your MacBook Pro and it will be able to see the CD/DVD discs inserted into another computer (so long as that other computer has CD/DVD sharing turned on).

This worked up through 10.6.8 but doesn't seem to work under Mac OS X 10.8. Not sure about 10.7.

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