Audio in Hyper-V Workstation

Used disk2VHD to migrate a workstation to 2012 R2 Hyper-V server.  One of the core applications requires an audio driver.  I don't actually need to hear what happens on the workstation, but the driver needs to exist for the app to function correctly.

All the solutions I've read about focus on and RDP client session that can pass local hardware, ie audio through to the Hyper-V host.  I assume, that when that connection is broken, the audio driver disappears.

Are there any workable solutions to install a permanent audio driver on a Hyper-V machine?


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NEMCAuthor Commented:
I have not confirmed with testing, but I think the emulator is exactly what I'm looking for regarding the Windows 7 migrated hyper-v machine.

What I did learn is that a clean, built from scratch as a hyper-v Windows 10 machine - supports audio.  I assume Windows 10 is what did the trick, not that it was built initially as a hyper-v machine, but again haven't tested that theory out.

Regardless, thanks for the input.
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You're welcome.

Glad I could help!
NEMCAuthor Commented:
Actually, I was wrong about a clean Windows 10 install . . . the audio driver came from one of the apps I installed.
NEMCAuthor Commented:
Digital Video Recorder driver was installed as part of Applian Technologies suite.  Driver is made by Jaksta Technologies.

When I attempted to browse/download driver from I was blocked by both Google for potentially dangerous software.  Could be a false positive, or an install where you simply deselect the crapware that's bundled, but regardless, I did not go down that road.
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