the audio service is not running windows server 2012 r2

the audio service is not running windows server 2012 r2

In this post, we will discuss how we can resolve “the audio service is not running” issue which comes in windows server 2012 r2. This I got in my windows server 2012 r3 laptop. When I click the sound to increase or decrease it shows the message as “the audio service is not running”.

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To resolve the issue, go to Start ->Administrative tools and then int Administrative Tools page click on Services.

Then search for “Windows Audio” service. Double click on this service and set the Start Type as Automatic. Then click on Start to start the service as shown in the fig below:

the audio service is not running windows server 2012 r2
the audio service is not running windows server 2012 r2

After this, the sound will appear.

Hope this will be helpful.


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