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no system beep 2008 r2

Posted on 2010-08-18
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Hello,

we need to enable system beep on windows server 2008 R2. we tried to start the beep service with net start beep and then try to beep with an batch file that works in older systems.

copy con beep.bat
@echo ^G
^Z

This batch beeps on 2003 but not on 2008 R2
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by:dipopo
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You need to start the driver.

Right Click "My Computer" --> Manage --> Opens Server Manager --> Diagnostics --> Device Manager --> Click View button at top of Server Manager Window [Device Manager Must be HighLighted] --> Select Show Hidden Devices --> Go to Device Manager, Open Non-Plug and Play Drivers --> Right Click BEEP --> Properties --> Select Drivers tab --> Click Start.
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by:SKExpert
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Thanks i started the driver but still no beep sound.
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Nanders81 earned 250 total points
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Hi,
PC-speaker API seems to be broken, non functional or removed by Microsoft on 64-bit software like windows 2008 R2 and windows 7 64-bit.

Please take a look at this article :
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms679277%28VS.85%29.aspx
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by:SKExpert
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hi thanks i found that msdn entry too but the hope dies at least.
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by:SKExpert
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Hello

so i got to the official statement from Microsoft that this function would not be implented in x64 system. But it should be redirected to a sound card, i can't approve that because in my vm environment it makes no beep through this card.
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