Windows Remote desktop and media player

I have a sound distribution system for my house using an XP pro machine running WMP10.  To control it, I use notebooks as 'remote controls' by going in via Remote Desktop.

There are two strange things:

1. It all  works as expected when I RD in from an XP machine - the tracks play on the host, and the sound gets round the house nicely.  But if I RD in from a notebook running W7, I get the same interface showing up, but the playback is on my notebook, not on the host.  Any ideas?

2. I suspect that this is just a feature of WMP, but if I break the RD connection(from my XP notebook), the track stops playing, although WMP remains open on the host.

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there is a setting in RDP that allows you to "bring the host sound to this computer"... select "leave at host computer" then reconnect...
you should be good to go at that point...

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Stewart BeelSenior Technical AnalystCommented:
Have you tried checking your RDP settings?  There is a setting for remote audio.
RichardofSuffolkAuthor Commented:
Thanks for getting back so quickly - it did the trick for me
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