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How to Enable Audio on a Windows Server 2012 R2

Verified and Tested 02/27/2015

Introduction

This how-to will guide you through enabling audio in your Windows Server 2012 R2. This is a quick and easy process and should take less than five minutes.

Enabling Audio on Windows Server 2012 R2

First, open Server Manager by going to Start>Server Manager.

Open Server Manager by going to Start>Server Manager.

Once Server Manager opens, click on Tools in the top right of the window and select Services.

In Server Manager Dashboard tools, select Services

Server Manager Dashboard

In the right pane of Services, scroll down to Windows Audio and double click on it. In Windows Audio Properties, change Startup Type to Automatic and click on Start under Service Status. Once done, click OK.

In Windows Audio Properties, change Startup Type to Automatic and click on Start under Service Status. Once done, click OK.

Now you have audio enabled! Come back and check for new updates.

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