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Sound in Terminal Services

by sboland / February 23, 2004 11:03 AM PST

Is it possible to play sounds during a TS session ?
Remote Desktop has a setting under Local Resources to bring remote computer sound to this computer. Yet even with that ticked no sound comes through and everything under Sounds and Audio is greyed out in Control Panel.

I have actually been told by someone that audio is only supported by Citrix clients. However, the setting in RDP seems to contradict this.

Appreciate any help.


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Re:Sound in Terminal Services
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 11:30 AM PST

"Independent Computing Architecture (ICA)
Citrixs client program for Terminal Server with Citrix MetaFrame

Clients: Microsoft Windows RDP clients, Macintosh, Unix, Novell, OS/2, Linux, Microsoft Windows CE, Windows Based Terminals (WBT) with ICA embedded.


* Support for several client platforms.
* Shadowing.
* Remote printer attachment.
* Sound through the channel."

It's there in the Knowledge Base as support for ICA and .. others.

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Re:Re:Sound in Terminal Services
by sboland / February 23, 2004 12:44 PM PST

Thanks Rob,

Am I right in now understanding that we would have to install Citrix Metaframe on the server in order to get sound out to the clients.
At a cost of several thousand dollars in Australia by the way.


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Re:Re:Re:Sound in Terminal Services
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 7:48 PM PST

Or write your own applications to do so. Remember that many ran the terminal services on top of some windows which opens up the possibility for someone to just send a message to some sound making program that runs on the client.

Not pretty and certainly not what some expect, but if you wanted to play some MP3 or such, then it would be an end-run to those that can code.


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Re:Re:Re:Re:Sound in Terminal Services
by sboland / February 24, 2004 8:10 AM PST

Another forum has given me this...

...which works perfectly in 2003 which we have here, but the site that wants the sound happening is still running 2000.
Do you know if it is possible to upgrade TS to RDP 5.2 without having to upgrade the whole OS ?


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I'll ask for a 2003 forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2004 8:19 AM PST

The is the NT/2000 forum... And thank for the tip.

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