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server 2003 sound card

Hopefully this isn't a daft question:

I am running a small business server 2003 with an intel motherboard with no sound card. I didn't see the need for it as this is a local server

If I host a website on this server under IIS / apache and this website has sound files, if a remote user logs into the site from a computer with a sound card and clicks on a link to one of these sound files, will they here sound ?
The reason I ask is that I am also hosting a messenger siye on this server and I note that messages sent from the server to a remote host do not hgive any sound on the remote host even though the remote computer has a sound card
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djcanterCommented:
Yes.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
On most 2003 servers the "Windows Audio" service is not enabled.  Set it to automatic and start.  The sound scheme is probably also set to none, though that is not necessary, and you will need a sound card.  Drivers are limited for Server 2003 so verify before adding the card.
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doctorbillAuthor Commented:
If I enable windows audio will I still need a sound card in order for remote users to hear sound from audio files activayed by hyperlinks on the server website if their computers are soumd enabled?
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
I just tested and it seems so.  This is because RDP redirects the audio, it doesn't 'play' it.
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djcanterCommented:
You dont need to enable audio, RobWill thinks you are using RDP , you are talking about playing a media file on a remote computer.
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doctorbillAuthor Commented:
The site will be accessed by a web url (http://myserver/website/pagewithaudiolinks), not ROP - does that make a difference ?
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djcanterCommented:
As long as the client pc can play the media file type being delivered and has audio otherwise configured.

Yes.
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doctorbillAuthor Commented:
Yes meaning it will play the audio
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djcanterCommented:
Yes meaning it will play the audio
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Sorry for some reason I was thinking RDP, clearly it is not.  None of the items I mentioned including the sound card are required.
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doctorbillAuthor Commented:
ok - thanks to all
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doctorbillAuthor Commented:
thanks - successful solution
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