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September 2, 2021
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How to Use Microphone in RDP Session

Windows

Due to different server needs, you can find a problem that your microphone is not working on RDP and that function had to be enabled manually. In our instruction we will are going to show you how to fix this issue.

Configuring Device Redirection Services

You have to run gpedit.msc on a local computer from which you are going to connect to our remote terminal.

Attention: You should have an administrator rights on your local computer.

Running gpedit.msc

 

Attention: If you had an error saying that "can't find group policy editor" use this instruction

Go to the path:
Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Devise and Resource Redirection-> Enable  "Allow audio recording redirection" и "Allow audio and video payback redirection".

Allowing audio redirection

 

Same policy you have to enable on the remote server.

Allowing audio redirection

 

Attention: Service should be enabled on local and remote servers

 

Enabling Windows Audio Services

On the both machines you have to enable Windows Audio service. Go to the Start menu and in a searching bar look for "Services":

Services in Windows Start Menu

 

Scroll Down and find Windows Audio Service:

Windows Audio Service Enable
After in the menu of that service click on "Properties":

Properties of Windows Audio

 

In the opened menu in the "Startup type" choose "Automatic". Now service is automatically on when system start:

Properties of Windows Audio

 

After that reboot service:

Turning on Windows Audio

Updating registry settings.

On the next step we have to update registry settings.
Firstly, with Win + R run REGEDIT command:
Running REGEDIT command
After that go to the path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

Find file fDisavleAudioCapture:

Disable audio capture

 

Click twicely on the file and in the opened menu change "Value data" to the eight zeros "00000000":

Changing value on eight zeros

 

Adding role "Remote Desktop Session Host"

In the Start menu look for a "Server Manage":

Server Manager in the Start menu
In the right corner click on the "Manage" menu and choose "Adding roles and Features":

Add roles and features menu

After that, in the opened menu, click "Next":

Clicking "Next"

 

In the menu "Installation Type" choose "Role-based or Fearure-based installation", as it shown on the screenshot:

Adding features

 

Next, put a tick in the menu "Remote Desktop Services", after that click "Next":

Remote Deskctop Services

 

As a next step, put a tick on "Remote Desktop Services":

Picking a server role

 

Next just click "Next":

Select features

 

On a step "Role Services" choose "Remote Desktop Session Host" and in an opened menu click on "Add features":

Add a feature

Now just click "Next".
On the "Confirmation" step put a tick in the pole "Restart the destination server...", then click "Install":

Restart the destination server

 

After that installation is going to start:

Installation Progress

 

Server is going to restart, role will be enabled.

Remote Audio settings.

Next, open the Remote Desktop Connection settings on your local server:

Remote Desktop Connection settings

Click on the "Show options" button, then go to "Local resources" and select "Remote Audio":

Remote Audio opened settings

 

 

Then, in the settings, select the items "Play on this computer" and "Record from this computer":

Remote Audio settings

 

Click "OK".

Click on the sound icon with the right mouse button and select the "Sound" menu:

Menu Sounds

 

In it, go to the "Recording" tab. And check the presence of "Remote Audio".

Your working microphone

 

Congratulations! We will now be heard on the remote terminal. In order for it to work correctly, use the default microphone in applications.

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