How to enable audio service in Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2012 r2?

This windows server tutorial we will discuss how to enable audio service in windows server 2016 or in windows server 2012 r2. After you installed windows server 2016 or windows server 2012 r2, by default audio service will not be enabled there. So we have to enable that audio service connection.

You can see sometimes you do not see the audio server is enabled.

windows server 2016 no audio device is installed
windows server 2016 no audio device is installed

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How to enable audio service in windows server 2016 or windows server 2012 r2

Now we will see step by step how we can enable audio service in windows server 2016 or windows server 2012 r2.

Step 1: Open “Control Panel” and go to the “System and Security” and then go to the “Administrative Tools”.

Step 2: In the “Administrative Tools”, select the “Services” as given below:

enable audio service in Windows Server 2016
windows server 2016 audio service

In the Other way, you can access Services from Server Manager.

Open Server Manager and click on Tools and then click on Services like below:

enable audio service in Windows Server 2012 r2
enable audio service Windows Server 2012 R2

Step 3: In the “Services”, search “Windows Audio” and click on that.

How to enable audio service in windows server 2016
enable audio in windows server 2012 r2

Step 4: In the “Windows Audio Properties”, go to “General” and select ‘Automatic’ as a Startup type and then click on ‘Ok’ and then ‘Apply’ as shown in the figure.

enable audio service in Windows Server 2012 r2
enable audio windows server

This way we can enable audio service in windows server 2016 or Window server 2012 R2/2012.

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This way, we enabled the audio service connectivity in windows server 2016 or windows server 2012 r2.

  • hi totally blind and use a screen reader. you said you have a script. does that turn on audio services. as tried the Sc.config audiosrv start = auto. did not work. so need to do this inside a vm in vm ware player. do you ahve a script. do you know if the insider version or when the production version of server 2020. will this have the facility to detect a screen reader is running like windows narrator, then a way to turn on audio. any ideas. don’t have any sighted help at the moment. thanks.

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