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Enable Audio On Remote Desktop Windows

Written by: on 13 September 2019 09:05 AM 13 September 2019 09:05 AM

 

First thing you need to check is if the Windows Audio service is running on your VPS.

  1. First launch Remote Desktop, for help see: https://www.vpsblocks.com.au/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/40/0/how-do-i-use-remote-desktop-rdp
  2. Click the 'Start' button and type: services.msc (then hit enter)
  3. The services window will appear, find the 'Windows Audio' service and double click on it. Change the Startup Type from Manual to Automatic. Click OK.
  4. Now click the Play button to start the service right away.
  5. Try playing something in your VPS, chances are it will function now. If not move to the next step.

Enabling Sound/Audio over Remote Desktop Windows is not the tough process. Know all the steps today!

  1. First launch Remote Desktop, for help see: https://www.vpsblocks.com.au/support/Knowledgebase/Article/View/40/0/how-do-i-use-remote-desktop-rdp
  2. Click to 'Show Options' if it is not already.
  3. Click the Local Resources tab.
  4. Under “Remote audio”, Click "Settings"
  5. Ensure Remote Audio Playback is set to "Play on this computer"
  6. Login to the server which needs audio enabled.
  7. If you hear the windows startup sound upon login, skip to “Making sure Audio is configured correctly for all applications.”

If you didn’t hear the windows startup sound:

  1. On the VPS launch tscc.msc (Start-> Run-> tsconfig.msc) on the remote computer.
  2. Open the Connections folder in the left sidebar.
  3. Right-click RDP-Tcp, select Properties
  4. Click “Client Settings” tab
  5. UNCHECK the “Audio mapping” checkbox.  Note that all checkboxes under this section are below a blurb that states “Disable the following:”, thus anything checked here is disabled.  Audio is disabled by default.
  6. Click OK, and close tsconfig.  A warning may be generated which says this change will not take effect for any currently-connected RDP sessions.  Click out of that.
  7. Log out.
  8. Log back in.

You may hear the windows startup sound at this point, even still, proceed to the next section.

Making sure Audio is configured correctly for all applications:

  1. On the VPS open the sound control panel (Start-> (Settings->) Control Panel-> Sounds and Audio Devices)
  2. Click the Audio tab.
  3. Select “Microsoft RDP Audio Driver” for the default playback device, if not already specified.
  4. Check the “Use only default devices” checkbox at the bottom of the dialog.
  5. Click the Voice tab.
  6. Select “Microsoft RDP Audio Driver” for the default playback device, if not already specified.
  7. Click OK.
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