Solving: No microphone sound in Skype, when using remote desktop in Windows 7: No audio devices are installed.

I was using Microsoft Remote Desktop on a Microsoft Windows 7 machine to remotely control an other Windows 7 machine an I was running Skype on the remote machine. There was coming sound through the boxes of the local machine, but the microphone was not recorded even when the settings of the Local Resources where: Remote audio playback [Play on this computer] and Remote audio recording [Record from this computer].

 

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The problem was found in the control panel > sound > recording > Select a recording device below to modify its settings:

this list was empty.

 

Solution

After setting the registry key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\fDisableAudioCapture] to [0] on the remote machine and reconnecting the problem was solved.

13 Comments

  1. pethead

    Which version of Windows 7 do you have?
    Pro version has restricted remote audio capture and cannot be enabled by setting to 0 that key of reg described. In my system of Pro version I cannot see any capture devices in audio recording list on remote machine anyway.

  2. luca

    hi guys
    I’m trying to use remote audio redirection on win2008 r2.
    Is there any workaround?
    I already tried with audio redirection in editing group policy, but it doesn’t work.
    sorry for ot about 2008r2

  3. Mike Lindauer

    I just Found this page changing it to a [0] did not help Skype audio but did make my phone work now. Any other ideas for Skype. I too am using win7 Pro

  4. Mike Lindauer

    I just Found this page changing it to a [0] did not help Skype audio but did make my phone work now. Any other ideas for Skype. I too am using win7 Pro.

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