Lync 2010 and Audio in RDP Sessions

For some unknown reason Microsoft saw fit to make audio in RDP Sessions unidirectional by default. This impacts remote Lync testing. However, there is a way to overcome this limitation, at least when the remote machine is sitting on a Hyper-V host.

First make sure that your RDP client has Local Resources / Remote Audio set to have both Remote audio playback and Remote audio recording as Play/Record from this computer.


On the remote Windows 7/8 computer, open Registry Editor and change the fDisableAudioCapture setting under \\HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp to 0 (zero).


Now we can fully utilize audio in the remote Lync session,

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