Emulate a Sound Card in VMware ESX 3.5U4
Posted on 2009-12-18
I am in the process of virtualising a number of physical servers, including a small number of Citrix servers.
On these Citrix servers there is a client/server application which needs to "see" a sound card. I stress "see" as the application only needs to see the sound card in device manager to load correctly. The virtual machine will never play any sounds.
The application is WinScribe. I have searched to see if there is something like a loopback sound card driver for windows and I have also tried editing the VMX file manually to include a sounds card, but to no avail.
The only thing I have got to work is a USB sound card, connected to a USB to Ethernet device, but this is far from ideal and I can't deploy a system like this.
Anybody got any suggestions?