Saturday, August 08, 2009

VMware: Sound Support for remote desktop client and/or thinclients?

VMware ESX/ESXi does not have a virtual sound card device emulated. So there's no direct support for sound within VM's running on ESX/ESXi hosts. However, sound can be played on the remote desktop client if you've set your client to redirect and play locally (assuming your thinclient/remote desktop session supports sound). Keep in mind that if you have a Terminal Server, you need to enable the "Allow Audio Redirection" within the group policy for that machine.

Group Policy>Local Computer Policy>Computer Configuration>Administrative templates>Winows Components>Terminal Services>Client/Server data redirection>Allow Audio Redirection.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, used this to get audio working through Windows Server 2008 RDS. I also had to enable the Windows Audio service and set it to automatic.

Sound works fine on a Windows 7 desktop as the client, however we are trying to get a Wyse terminal, that isn't working yet so I am going to call their support.

samira BELKACEMI said...

but there is not a solution for Linux VMs because it works with xrdp .. I thought I find a solution I integrate audio driver hd but no sound?
. For the HD Audio I edit the vmx configuration file of the VM using the Following link in order to get sound on Linux VMs.
http://virtualization.blognotions.com/2011/07/27/virtual-hd-audio-hardware-in-vsphere-5/ Please, Is there the answer or links or tutorials that explainsWher is a problem!! :(