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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 – The Audio Service is not running

This posting will show you how to fix the error icon issue against your audio icon on the taskbar when using Microsoft Windows Server 2008. If the error icon is visible, then this will prevent you from have any audio functionality on your PC or virtual machine.  The first image below highlights the error icon.

 

 

 

Another view of this issue would be shown in the “Customise” options of the taskbar as shown below.

The quick fix for this is to start the Windows Audio service. To do this follow the steps below:

  • 1) Windows Server 2008 : Click Start > Administrative Tools > Services
  • 2) Locate the Windows Audio service as shown below:

  • 3) Right-click on the Windows Audio and select Properties
  • 4) Set the Startup type to Automatic
  • 5) Click Start. Wait for the start process to complete.
  • 6) Click OK to complete the process.

Now your Windows Audio service should be running and the error icon has been removed as shown below. 

 

Another issue solved!

 

Greg Olsen
Yellow Duck Guy

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Categories: Microsoft Windows
  1. dgedfg
    August 7, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Thanks!

  2. Ikke
    September 25, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Great, thanx 🙂

  3. Rasheed
    October 1, 2011 at 7:42 am

    super!!!!works great!!!!!

  4. Ed Patterson
    November 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Spot on, thanks

  5. Jacinto Leonardo
    December 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Obrigado!

  6. clive
    February 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    awesum
    works great
    good tip!

  7. Sumit Kumar
    March 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

    thanks…:)

  8. Andy
    April 26, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Thank you

  9. June 2, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Note: If it’s already running, stop the service and start it again.
    Great tutorial!

  10. Andrej
    August 2, 2012 at 12:24 am

    thanks

  11. meena
    November 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks

  12. Shihata Emara
    December 16, 2012 at 3:29 am

    thanks alot

  13. Ved
    December 19, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Superb …………….

  14. Mohan
    April 22, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Awesome! Thank You! 🙂

  15. Dan Chastain
    May 28, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Double Awesome. Finally someone who knows what they are talking about!

  16. mostafa
    June 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    thanks

  17. Mahedi
    July 2, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks a lot…

  18. Deepak
    July 4, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Thanxx Buddy now i can use Server 2008 R2 like win7

  19. tirumal
    September 18, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    thanks alot

  20. July 24, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks Greg. You have been of great help.

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