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My hardware knowledge has fallen a little behind, but I'm just starting my N54l server build. I've got everything I need for it but I'm not sure what to do about audio?

I get the impression from using vm's at work that a USB sound card probably wouldn't work with the vm's? So I was looking for a half decent graphics card and of course most have hdmi, does this mean I can connect it to my tv though hdmi and get audio without the need for a seperate sound card? Would it work with the vm's?

 

It's one of those things I've been googling but can't seem to find a definitive answer... sorry if it seems a bit of dumb question :-)

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Couple of questions, first you said server.  Server OS does not offer much in the was audio/video.  I you hare talking about VM's, than the story gets worse.  It might help if you describe what you are trying to accomplish as you will not get much from adding a audio and video to a server OS.

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Thanks for the reply. I know it's not best practise, but I'm using 2012 as my workstation os (aswell as using server features). So it will have office installed, be used for web browsing etc. The vm's will be for different purposes but mostly to do testing for work. Since 2012 will be my main os I want to be able to view content on it (you tube, iplayer etc.) so need some sort of audio solution. Was thinking of using hdmi as it will be attached to my tv eventually.

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My hardware knowledge has fallen a little behind, but I'm just starting my N54l server build. I've got everything I need for it but I'm not sure what to do about audio?

I get the impression from using vm's at work that a USB sound card probably wouldn't work with the vm's? So I was looking for a half decent graphics card and of course most have hdmi, does this mean I can connect it to my tv though hdmi and get audio without the need for a seperate sound card? Would it work with the vm's?

 

It's one of those things I've been googling but can't seem to find a definitive answer... sorry if it seems a bit of dumb question :-)

 

Hi Duckegg & welcome to the Forums!  when you get a chance introduce yourself  http://homeserversho...-yourself-here/

 

Yes,  you can add a HDMI video card and get sound for the host to a HDMI monitor with speakers or a TV with a HDMI aux input.  See:   http://homeservershow.com/hp-proliant-n40l-microserver-hdmi-video-card-hss-meet-2013.html  -- getting sound out of VM's running on the host depends on how the VMs are set up and how you remote into the VMs.

 

When you get a chance check out the links:

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5190-microserver-hardware-links/

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3506-more-interesting-microserver-links/

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5639-proliant-microserver-gen8-links/

 

Also, when you come to the forums for a quick short cut to see what topics people are commenting on recently just click the "view new content" button in the upper right of the web page (circled below in red)

 

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Hi Duckegg & welcome to the Forums!  when you get a chance introduce yourself  http://homeserversho...-yourself-here/

 

Yes,  you can add a HDMI video card and get sound for the host to a HDMI monitor with speakers or a TV with a HDMI aux input.  See:   http://homeservershow.com/hp-proliant-n40l-microserver-hdmi-video-card-hss-meet-2013.html  -- getting sound out of VM's running on the host depends on how the VMs are set up and how you remote into the VMs.

 

When you get a chance check out the links:

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5190-microserver-hardware-links/

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/3506-more-interesting-microserver-links/

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5639-proliant-microserver-gen8-links/

 

Also, when you come to the forums for a quick short cut to see what topics people are commenting on recently just click the "view new content" button in the upper right of the web page (circled below in red)

 

gallery_1229_39_16841.jpg

 

John,

 

The link you referenced is running Windows 8. As I understand it he wants to run 2012 as the OS and install everything off of that.

 

duckegg,

 

All is possible but I really would rethink that strategy.  This is goning to cause more problems than it is worth IMO.  If you really want to run off one machine, I would go with Window 8/8.1 with Hyper V so you can do the work station stuff, audio video, and still have VMs.

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John,

 

The link you referenced is running Windows 8. As I understand it he wants to run 2012 as the OS and install everything off of that.

 

duckegg,

 

All is possible but I really would rethink that strategy.  This is goning to cause more problems than it is worth IMO.  If you really want to run off one machine, I would go with Window 8/8.1 with Hyper V so you can do the work station stuff, audio video, and still have VMs.

 

@Mike: Thanks PCDoc!  It's a good thing one of us was awake last night!  The example I pointed out was running Windows 8 and not Server 2012.  Setting it up in Server 2012 is possible IMHO be certainly more painful than just going with Win8 pro

 

@DuckEgg: Win8/8.1 Pro with Hyper-V enabled would do what you want with a lot less work setting  up.

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