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How to Enable Audio On Windows Server 2008

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By default, audio functionality is disabled on a Window Server 2008. However, in this guide we will cover how to enable this so that you can listen to audio from your server.

Please note that this has only been tested using the Remote Desktop Connection application found in Windows 7 connecting to a Windows 2008 R2 server.

Enabling Remote Audio for Windows Server 2008 R2

You’ll need to be connected to your server via the Remote Desktop Connection (RDP/RDC). When you’re ready to proceed please refer to the following steps.

Step One: Click Start on your Windows server

Step Two: Type tsconfig.msc in the search box and hit Enter

Showing how to find the tsconfig interface in Windows server

Step Three: Double click the connection

Step Four: Go to “Client Settings” tab

Step Five: Uncheck the Audio and video playback checkbox

Step Six: Click Apply

Step Seven: Click OK

Enabling remote audio through the Windows tsconfig interface

Step Eight: Close the Remote Desktop session and reconnect

Remote audio should now be working as expected.