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When I remote desktop into a server, I get a loud beep coming out of my local machine whenever certain messageboxes pop up.

(An example is to search for something in the Event Log - when the search finds no results, I get a message box accompanied by a loud beep)

Annoyingly, the beep still happens even if I have sound turned off locally or the volume right down - it seems to be hooking in to some low level OS-beep mechanism.

Any way to turn it off?

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Switch to 64bit Windows - it has no traditional system beep ^^ – Oskar Duveborn May 21 '10 at 10:26
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Try disabling the internal PC speaker driver, beep.sys.

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that did it, thanks – codeulike May 21 '10 at 12:30
I'm seeing this solution all over the internets but doesn't fix it for me. Any other ideas? – DontFretBrett Jul 18 at 22:16

Slightly more subtle, you can disable it at the registry level:

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