JSI Tip 7392. Windows Server 2003 disables sounds?

Windows Server 2003 disables sounds by default, to provide more stability and security.

If you need sound for your Accessibility software, or other application:

1. Start / Run / Devmgmt.msc / OK.

2. Expand Sound, video and game controllers and verify that your sound device is listed. If it isn't, visit Windows Update to see if a driver is available.

3. Once a driver is installed, Start / Run / Services.msc / OK.

4. Double-click the Windows Audio service.

5. Set the Startup type to Automatic.

6. Press Apply.

7. Press the Start button.

8. Press OK.

9. Close the Services dialog.

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