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No Audio Device in Windows Server 2003 in Microsoft Virtual PC

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I'm running Windows Server 2003 in Microsoft Virtual PC.  The host is my laptop, which is a Dell Vostro 1520 running Vista Ultimate (64-bit).

The virtual machine (Win 2003) shows "no audio device" when I go into "Sounds" in the Control Panel.  How can I get sound from that virtual machine?

Thanks!!

Chris
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by:ShareefHuddle
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Install the VM additions. And if it still isn't working then go into your 2003 guest and check "C:\Program Files\Virtual Machine Additions". You should see a driver for sound there and now just install.
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by:cfwilbur
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I had already installed VM Additions.  Also, in the Virtual PC console settings, I have sound turned on for the guest machine.  I've looked in the folder suggested by Sharee but either there's no audio driver there, or it's there and I don't know it.  Here are the tips displayed when I hover on each file:
  - ISO Ejection Program
  - Folder Sharing Network Provider
  - Security Catalog
  - Setup Information
  - Mouse Integration Filter Driver
  - Setup Information
  - SCSI Miniport Driver
  - Security Catalog
  - Security Catalog
  - Setup Information
  - Backup dll
  - VM Services
  - VM User Services
  - Folder Sharing Service
  - S3 Display Driver
  - S3 Miniport Driver
  - Guest Shell Extension

Would it be any of those?

Thanks!!
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by:josephphuoc
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I save same problem,under/Program Files /Virtual Machine Addition/  with files below as application:
cdeject.exe
vmsrvc.exe
vpcmap.exe

Which one to install for sounds driver?
I have Windows7 and guess machine windows srv 2003
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I found an answer that fixed my problem here:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2005/01/05/347358.aspx

The solution is to use the XP drivers.  Specifically, you need the following two files:  wdma_ctl.inf and ctlsb16.sys

The web page above tells you to find your XP cd and copy them from there, but I found it much quicker to Google each of those two file names and they were readily and freely available.

Good luck, Jose!
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by:cfwilbur
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I accepted my own comment as the solution because I found my answer elsewhere on the web, not in Experts Exchange.
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