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I want to enable sound redirection on Server 2008 R2 without enabling Desktop Experience. I've found the following Technet article, but suspect that Desktop Experience may be required only for the video portion, not the audio.

Is there a way to enable this without installed Desktop Experience?

Thanks! -Ewan

ANSWER: Turns out that for just audio, you only need to enable audio redirection and enable the Windows Audio service. You may need to install DE to install the WMP component if you require a media player though!

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Whats the issue with Desktop Experience? DE only installs the components required; you still need to start each part as needed. Don't want themes? Don't enable the theme service. Don't want Windows Media Player? Don't enable it. etc. –  Mark Henderson Apr 14 '13 at 23:11
There was a recommendation from a colleague of mine that they've had issues in the past when trying to enable DE. I couldn't get much more information out of him, so I wanted to avoid it if I could. If I need to try DE again, just in case it was a mishap on his behafl, then so be it! :) –  Ewan Apr 14 '13 at 23:41
@Ewan Please post your resolution as an answer and mark it as accepted when you're able. –  jscott Apr 15 '13 at 1:35

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