Until recently the Remote Desktop Protocol supported audio redirection only from the server to the client.
Starting with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 the user's microphone or recording devices on the
client computer can be accessed from within the remote desktop session.
Microsoft offers this feature on the following server side operating systems:
. Windows 7 Ultimate
. Windows 7 Enterprise
. Windows Server 2008 R2 (only with Remote Desktop Session Host)
With Thinstuff XP/VS Server installed, this feature is also supported on the following additional server side operating systems:
. Windows 7 Starter
. Windows 7 Home Basic
. Windows 7 Home Premium
. Windows 7 Professional
. Windows Server 2008 R2 (also without Remote Desktop Session Host role)
The client computer has to run Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0 or better and the option for
Remote audio recording (in the „Local Resources“ tab) must be set to „Record from this computer“.