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Enabling Audio in Server 2012 R2 on a VMware Server

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I have a Server 2012 R2 VM running on an ESXi 5.5 host. The VM is running the latest version of virtual hardware, v10 and has the latest VMware tools installed. I have enabled Desktop Experience feature. I can not get the audio to work, when I right-click on the speaker in taskbar -> Playback devices it shows 'no audio devices installed'. I have also verified the audio service is running. Any ideas?
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Question by:CCtech
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You will need to use Remote Desktop Connection, to pass through audio.

Virtual Machines have no audio hardware.

How are you connecting to the VM ?
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Infact ESX server itself do not have audio hardware drivers

as a fact audio cannot be pass thru from base hardware to VM

As stated above RDP can be only solution
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You'll need to enable audio redirection firstly as it's disabled by default in 2012 R2.

- Right click on the Start button then click on Run (or press Windows + R)
- Type in gpedit.msc
- Expand Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Device and Resource Redirection
- Enable the Allow audio and video playback redirection setting

Next you'll need to enable remote audio playback in the Remote Desktop Connection client:
- Click on the Local Resources tab
- Click Settings in the Remote audio section
- Click the Play on this computer setting
- Click OK when done
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This did the trick, thanks!
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