Virtual audio device to get RDP sound on Windows Server ?
Hi, can someone guide with steps how to get sound support via RDP on a dedicated server without a sound card, running Windows Server. I’m totally rookie about it. The first time I heard of this possibility was yesterday, following an answer from the support of Vultr. I’m now wondering how realistic it is to rely on it ? How to install it and can it work with all softwares ?
“ It's feasible with virtualized audio solutions and/or an appropriate sound server program, but this is outside the scope of our support. The information below might help you get started on investigating this.
[ Windows VPS Sound ]
VPS instances are virtual machines running on host nodes (physical servers). There is no sound card installed in our servers, not even as a built-in motherboard chip. Even if there were, virtual machines would have no access to it for security reasons (all devices are virtualized).
You don't need a physical sound card to stream, capture, or process audio data. You may need to install and configure a virtual audio device in the guest operating system if your application(s) expects one to exist. Alternatively, it is possible to do audio work with some sound services (daemons), though the application must have support for this. They typically provide functions to aid in easier network transit for audio streams as well.
For Windows, the first task you should try is enabling the Windows Audio service and see if this changes anything. The link at https://www.vultr.com/docs/enable-windows-audio-on-a-windows-server-instance explains how to check and start this service.
Software installation, configuration, and maintenance is customer-managed on our platform, so you should research the available solutions for this task based on your specific requirements. To get started, it makes sense to start with looking at what audio I/O and transfer capabilities your intended application(s) have, which would be explained in their upstream documentation. From that, you can figure out what needs to be modified in the guest operating system to make this work.”