Audio Capture

Roman Miklautz

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:
Starting with 
* Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 7 Enterprise / Windows Server 2008 R2 (only with Remote Desktop Session Host)
* up to Windows 10/Server 2019


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)
. up to Windows 10/11  and Windows Server 2019 ....


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“.


Remote Desktop Services

64. Media Player Redirection

Tags: Audio Redirection, desktop, media player, r2, Remote, server 2008, services, WIndows 7