How to Enable Audio in Windows VPS?

Problem

It is not necessary to install audio hardware to enable audio for applications installed on a Windows VPS.

Step by Step Guide

1) Enable Windows Audio service

A. RDP connect to your VPS and navigate to Services MMC (Start > Run > Services.msc);
B. Locate Windows Audio service and start it. (It is recommend changing the Startup Type to Automatic)

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2) Modify the Remote Desktop host configurations

a. Click Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration
b. Under the section labeled Connections select RDP-Tcp under connection name
c. Right click on the connection and go to Properties
d. Click to the Client Settings tab and un-check both Audio and video playback and Audio recording to enable these features
e. Now you can log off your RDP session to take effect.

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3) Configure RDP client for audio

a. Launch your RDP client. (Start > Run > mstsc)
b. Click on Options and then head to Local Resources tab ;
c. Click on Settings and then ensure that Play on this computer is selected.

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