If you’re having problems getting sound to work via RDP for Windows Server in Vmware ESXi and the sound is working ok for Virtual Machines running Windows 7 or Windows 8 then most likely it is due to the audio service not running within the Server Operating System.

Step 1

Click on Start > Administrative Tools > Services

Step 2

Scroll down to the Windows Audio Service, right click and choose properties

Step 3

Click on Start and change the startup type to Automatic

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Sound should now be enabled.