Audio for Server 2019 Core?

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  1. ViRazY

    ViRazY MDL Novice

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    Hi, I am trying to get audio working on server 2019 core.

    Any suggestions or ideas?
     
  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller Emperor of Ice-Cream

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    From the shell with admin rights, does the following work to restore audio? (enter exactly as given)

    Code:
    sc config audiosrv start= auto
    and then

    Code:
    sc start audiosrv
     
  3. ViRazY

    ViRazY MDL Novice

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    Unfortunately not because it's missing some stuff.
     
  4. Server Core isn’t meant for playing audio, i guess not even the default audio drivers are installed
     
  5. ViRazY

    ViRazY MDL Novice

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    There has to be a way to add audio functionality manually though, no?
     
  6. cbsvitzer

    cbsvitzer MDL Member

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    Why not install server with desktop experience.
    Resource consumption is minimal and it's easy to make audio work! :)
     
  7. mrbbq

    mrbbq MDL Addicted

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    Core (Or at least Hyper-V OS) really went downhill in usability since the original 2008 version. Those were light AND functional, but even the R2 releases stopped a lot of useful things like browsers from functioning if you wanted to add them. If Core were still adaptable you could have incredible versions per device a la Embedded S7, a browser or audio only device etc, using only what you need with vast uptimes.
    And don't get me started on how great Embedded Standard 7 was vs what it became.
     
  8. ibay770

    ibay770 MDL Member

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    because why not? Also core uses less space!
     
  9. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Guru

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    If you haven't a REALLY valid reason to do so (like I had here) , it's just a pointless operation, given there is a chain of packages that practically leads to something which is not much different than the full Server with desktop experience.

    If, unlike the case linked above, the full desktop is available, is better to start with it and eventually disable and / or remove things.
     
  10. ibay770

    ibay770 MDL Member

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    Except that the result is still smaller and more lean the server desktop.Also just as a "because we can" exercise. Why not share how you did it, and maybe I can see if it works here?
     
  11. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Guru

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    #11 acer-5100, Jun 13, 2023
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    There are more fun things on the category "because we can". Say.... have you tried to install WINE on WSL ? :D

    Practically everything is shared in the dedicated thread, then a specific version build may encounter specific problems, but is better to ask if/when you try and eventually encounter them. I'm a fan of suggesting ideas and sharing knowledge, but I don't like to work maybe years to provide a ready meal that can be consumed in 5 minutes. Knowledge implies fatigue....
     
  12. ibay770

    ibay770 MDL Member

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    Fair. Or you could call it the 5 minute meal.
     
  13. maxtorix

    maxtorix MDL Member

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    Hmm, it is possible to add Audio on every PE without any problem on any version so far, and is not possible on Core... that doesn't make any sense.
     
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  14. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Guru

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    #14 acer-5100, Dec 29, 2023
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    Adding audio to server core is pointless. There is a full desktop build for that. Use the full desktop experience image and remove packages from it (or just set cmd or powershell as the default shell, if you dont want /need the GUI.

    About winPE I'm not an expert, again I consifer it pointless given how simple is to boot from a native vhd for emergency reasons or to deploy a fresh installation.

    Whatever....

    Assuming you have the needed packages/drivers in place you can try to add this

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Server]
    "ClientExperienceEnabled"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Server\ServerLevels]
    "Server-Gui-Mgmt"=dword:00000001
    "Server-Gui-Shell"=dword:00000001
    "ServerCore"=dword:00000001
    "ServerCoreExtended"=dword:00000001
    

    to your registry (obviously you need to use regedit as TI)
     
  15. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Addicted

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    LoL.. I don't use Audio driver for server... Just a server to hold files, hosting, and print services..

    ATGPUD2003
     
  16. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Guru

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    Pleasee open your mind....


    Say a TV server is still a server, a machine running VMware shared virtual machines is still a server...

    Don't think that a server is just a ftp/smb/mail server. We are almost in 2024 not in 1993

    There are many scenarios were a core like server could take advantage of multimedia capabilities no matter what MS (or you) think.
     
  17. ibay770

    ibay770 MDL Member

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    What stuff is it missing? Can we add it from another iso?