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Microphone support in VMWare View

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I'm busy with a proof of concept for VMWare view.  So far everything has been setup and working quite nicely. I am using View 4.6 and hosting my Win 7 x64 VM's on a Vsphere environment with ESX 4.0 hosts.

I can log into my VM's using the view client via a View Administror Server. Once logged in, sound works fine, I can open mp3's or youtube and sound works in general. Going into Device Manager I can see there is a device called VMWare virtual audio (devtap) installed, although the virtual machine settings via Virtual Centre obviously displays no sound device.

After starting to play around with some of our applications, including Microsoft lync, I noticed that I cannot make audio calls to other Lync clients, most likely due to there not being any microphone support here. I have tried to do the same thing from a thinclient with audio out / mic in jacks, but get the same result. Is there some sort of driver which allows for microphone emulation the same way as which is currently being used for sound card emulation for View?

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The virtual sound device supports audio out only. There are two routes you can go down:

1. Use the USB redirection functionality with a USB headset and use that as your sound device for applications requiring audio in

2. Install the Teradici Virtual Audio Driver on your VMs, which is supported by Teradici rather than VMware: http://techsupport.teradici.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=15164&task=knowledge&questionID=421

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apologies, in my Win 7 vdi the audio driver is listed as VMware Virtual Audio (Devtap)

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The virtual sound device supports audio out only. There are two routes you can go down:

1. Use the USB redirection functionality with a USB headset and use that as your sound device for applications requiring audio in

2. Install the Teradici Virtual Audio Driver on your VMs, which is supported by Teradici rather than VMware: http://techsupport.teradici.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=15164&task=knowledge&questionID=421

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Highly recommend using the Teradici Audio Driver and an analog microphone.  While USB is supported, you'll get better performance out of analog with the Teradici Audio driver.  Send me a message if you have issues.

Gunnar Berger

Teradici

Gunnar Berger http://www.gunnarberger.com http://www.endusercomputing.com
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Tried the Teradici driver and worked like a charm. Thx guys!

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Teradici Virtual Audio Driver ver 1.1.0 not supported view client ver. 5.1.2. Smiley Sad

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