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Audio input not available in Windows Server 2003. Why?

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I saw some online articles about Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition disabling audio by default but should be ok for Standard Edition. I didn't see any mention about audio input though.

I have Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition running on a Dell Optiplex 320. The OS was not pre-installed on the Dell. The Optiplex does have audio in and out ports available. I did not see any audio driver I could download from Dell website for Windows 2003.

Audio output works fine. However, there is no option for audio input. I don't get it, if audio is working, it is often 2-way audio, not 1-way record or playback only. At least I have never seen it that way.


Under "Sound and Audio" in the Control Panel, only the following appears in the audio playback device list: "HD Audio renderer", and the audio recording device list is grayed out with entry "No Recording Devices".

In Device Manager, I see the following audio related controllers/drivers/codecs:

Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Media Control Devices
Microsoft UAA Function Driver for High Definition Audio - Adi 1983

Any help appreciated in enlightening me on why this is so or if this can be fixed.
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