Specific sounds not working on Server 2019

Yanta

New Member
I can get recycle bin and device connect, disconnect and fail working. I can also get the System start up sound working via vbscript and a login task. But no other sounds like error, exclamation, asterisk, notify etc. Is this normal for Server? My WIn 2012 R2 the sounds work ok.

I compared the registry from a 1809 LTSC PC with those of Server 2019 and they are the same.
 

Neemobeer

Application and Cloud Security Engineer
Staff member
Servers are purpose built for background tasks and not user experience. I can't say whether it's normal or not since in 99% of environments I've worked in sound is flat out disabled on servers.
 

Yanta

New Member
That's fine. I need to know when an error occurs or the server wants my attention as the server is within earshot of me. I can then get up and go and attend to the error or whatever . This works fine for Win 2012 R2, without any "tweaks". I don't need to run additional programs on my PC or have remote logins, I can just listen and react.

I guess I'll be staying on server 2012 R2 then.
 

Yanta

New Member
Figured it out. Some sounds must be triggered differently
Anyway, enable task \microsoft\windows\multimedia\systemsounds.

Problem solved.
 
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