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I face into this problem and before ask here I've searched and read a lot of question but no-one seems to fit to my problem.

I have a server running Windows Server 2008 Web with the SP2 and a headset attached to it using audio jack. The server has audio driver since I can listen audio. This OS does not came with the built-in audio record tool (the one I have in Windows 7). I can access physically and remotely (using RDC) to this server with administration permission. My local pc has Windows 7 if it can help.

All I want to do is to know if it's possible and how to record audio form the microphone (of the server) and store that file in the server from remote connection. I tried to install several software on the server but everyone fails with a different issues (missing DLL which if I put in the system the error doesn't go away).

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First thing is to make sure you aren't grabbing the audio with RDesktop. That could make things really buggy. – RobotHumans Nov 15 '11 at 16:12
I understand that. What I meant was that if you're forwarding audio over your remote desktop connection, it could introduce bugs with local capture. – RobotHumans Nov 15 '11 at 16:21
@aking1012 Now I understand. Well, at the moment I'm forwarding the audio in output from the remote server to the local pc but if I have to disable temporary it, it's not a problem. – Aurelio De Rosa Nov 15 '11 at 16:23
okay. so you want to do this capture silently? and do you want to do it in conjunction with screen capture or not so much? – RobotHumans Nov 15 '11 at 16:26
I don't need to capture the screen, I want just the audio. If for "silently" you mean noone will know it, it's not a problem because of I'm the only person that have access to the server. – Aurelio De Rosa Nov 15 '11 at 16:28

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