Specific system sounds aren't played on Windows server 2012R2 even if sound scheme is configured

Localghost 1 Reputation point

Dear Community,
I am using a fresh installation of Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials, I'm working with it directly on the machine. I noticed, that some system sounds, for example the USB-related sounds, or the general notification sound are played properly, but the sound indicating a new dialog (usually an error dialog, for example when providing wrong input to the Run dialog) and the sound indicating a wrong key press (for example pressing a letter in a directory in File Explorer, where there is no such file starting with that letter, or hitting enter in the empty Run dialog) aren't played at all. All these events are marked by a system sound in Windows XP/7/8/10. I am visually impaired, and these sounds are a much quicker indication for me about any kind of events, than waiting for my screen reader to spell it out. I updated the system to latest, updated all drivers to latest, and configured sound events on the Control panel in the sound schemes section. I would like to ask, could someone help me please, what could cause this issue, and what options do I have to enable these sounds played on the above mentioned events?
Thank you in advance.

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,016 Reputation points


    Do you have Windows Audio fully switched on? Here's how to check:

    First, open Server Manager by going to Start>Server Manager.

    Once Server Manager opens, click on Tools in the top right of the window and select Services.

    In the right pane of Services, scroll down to Windows Audio and double click on it. In Windows Audio Properties, change Startup Type to Automatic and click on Start under Service Status. Once done, click OK.


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