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

Cyber 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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