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How to enable microphone on Remote Desktop?

By default in some platform’s remote desktop application, local microphone access is disabled. In this case, you need to manually turn on the remote microphone access for the remote desktop. So, In this article, you will learn more about: How to enable a microphone on a Remote Desktop?


How to enable microphone on Remote Desktop for Windows?

If you are having a Windows Operating system (7,10, etc), you already have a Remote Desktop Connection application installed on the system.

1. Get started by searching “Remote Desktop Connection” or “mstsc” in the search box.

open remote desktop connection application windows

2. Click on “Show Options” → “Local Resources“.

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3. Navigate to “Remote audio” and click on “Settings…“.

navigate to remote audio settings

4. Next, enable the “Record from this computer” and click on “OK“, then connect to the remote desktop.

How to enable microphone on Remote Desktop


How to enable microphone on Remote Desktop for Android?

1. Open the “Remote Desktop” application by Microsoft Corporation.

open remote desktop application in android

2. Click on “•••” → “Edit”

click on three dots remote desktop android

3. Navigate to the “Device & Audio Redirection” and check the option “Microphone” as shown in the below Image.

save microphone in remote desktop for android

4. Click on “Save“, to keep the changes.

save microphone in remote desktop for android


How to enable microphone on Remote Desktop for macOS?

1. Download the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” client from the Mac App Store.

install remote desktop for macos

2. Now open the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” application and click on “PCs“, next click on “+” → Add PC.

open microsoft remoteconnection in macos

3. Navigate to the “Devices & Audio” option.

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4. Check the “Microphone” option and click on “Add/Save

enable macos microphone remote desktop


How to enable microphone on Remote Desktop for IOS?

1. Download the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” client from the Apple App Store.

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2. Now open the “Microsoft Remote Desktop” application and click on “PCs“, next click on “+” → Add PC.

click on add pc

3. Navigate to the “DEVICES & AUDIO REDIRECTION” section, and “enable/turn on” the “Microphone” option → Save.

enable IOS microphone remote desktop


Server End Configuration

Once you configure the microphone access to remote desktop server, now you need to install Remote Desktop Session Host → Client Experience → Audio and video playback from Server Manager.

1. Log in to your Windows Server 2012, 2016, or later → Open Server Manager.

Open Server Manager

2. Click on  “Add Roles and Features“.

select add role installtion

3. In the Installation Type section, select Role-based or feature-based installation → Next.

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4. In Server Selection, select your Windows Server, if your server is configured in the network, then select the particular server from the list to process the installation → Next.

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5. In Server Roles, select Remote Desktop Services → Click on Next.

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6. In Role Services submenu, select Remote Desktop Session Host → Click on Next.

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7. In the Confirmation section, click on Install.

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If still microphone is not working then configure the below changes,

1. Login to Windows Server →  Search and Open gpedit.msc.

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2. Navigate to Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Remote Desktop Services.

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3. Now, navigate to Remote Desktop Services → Remote Desktop Session Host → Device and Resource Redirection.

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4. Right-click on Allow audio recording redirection → Click on Edit.

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5. Now select “Enabled” radio button → Click on “OK“.

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Updated on October 14, 2021

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