Windows 10: Getting Sound in 10 Home Hyper-V session

  1.    23 Feb 2018 #1

    Getting Sound in 10 Home Hyper-V session


    As most users will be aware, one restriction in Hyper-V is that you can only run 10 Home in a Hyper-V virtual machine as a basic session (as it does not have RDP server capability), and cannot then get sound. To date, I have had to use VMWare to play Home VMs and get sound.However, I just came across this gem in GitHub that basically adds RDP server capability to 10 Home sessions.

    github.com/stascorp/rdpwrap/releases

    I just went to above URL in Home session, downloaded the zip file, extracted it to a folder, and ran install.bat.

    I then tested it, rebooting Home in enhanced mode, and it just worked.

    You cannot switch Remote off or on - it is just ON as you can see in picture below i.e. volume is active even though text says Remote Desktop is not available..

    You can save a configuration file in same way as for PRO sessions, including connecting external drives.

    Cool eh!
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  2.    23 Feb 2018 #2

    Hi there.
    @cereberus

    Good interesting find and great info but RDP IMO is a hideous protocol for multi-media streaming

    Great you found a way around the problem but IMO not the best solution. !!! Still think the VMware player is better for this.

    Like you I appreciate ways to solve problems but I'm always open to alternatives which in this case are FREE and available !!!

    Have a great weekend !! See in UK temp is about to plunge to -8C or so --we're basking in unseasonal heat today of around +7 deg C in FEB !!!! - OK raining but not freezing !!!!

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    23 Feb 2018 #3

    Sure, but in my case, I only used vmware for Home (never use Linux apart from Raspberry Pi) and it was a tad annoying using VMWare just for Home vms.

    I doubt the temperature forecasts are that accurate btw. They often say that for sensationalism but most of time it is one place in a high hill in middle of Scotland not coastal towns like Aberdeen .
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