Solved Hyper-v VMs sound settings for recording


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Windows 11 Pro v. 23H2

I need to learn how to set up multiple Hyper-v VMs for recording video conference calls including the sound. I am utilizing my Windows 11 Pro ver. 23H2 laptop. I have 2 VMs built and functioning. I have everything setup for enhanced sessions. Both VMs recognize my sound capabilities connected to my laptop. The software scenario is as follows:

2 x VMs on enhanced sessions
1 W11 Pro v. 23H2 laptop
Both signing into a video conference call 2x per week on the "FCC" (Free Conference Call) app
Both VMs have OBS installed on them to use to record from the desktop

These two machines will be doing recordings as a backup to the separate laptop I use as my main source for recording. They are in case something goes wrong with the main recording laptop. I have no problems with the recording settings on the main recording laptop.

I need to know conceptually how sound works with the VMs and the fact that they are NOT going through a server they are being run off a single individual laptop. Can you only record on one VM in that given setup? When setting up the sound for the enhanced session on the VMs do I set it up for "Play on this computer" or "Play on remote computer"? When it refers to "remote computer" is it considering the VM the "remote computer" or is it considering the physical laptop the "remote computer"?

Because I have multiple laptops logged into the same call, I keep headphones plugged in on the main recording computer and I don't want to listen to the usually 4 plus hours of the person rambling on with nonsense (and definitely NOT from 2 laptops) I usually mute the sound on my laptop so I can work on other things during that time. If I mute the sound on my physical laptop that the VMs are running from and using the sound devices from will that mean that OBS will not be recording the audio?

What sound settings do I use for OBS on each VM?

I really need to make this work....all assistance appreciated.


Windows Build/Version
Windows 11 Pro v. 23H2

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro v. 23H2
    Computer type
    MSI Katana GF66 11UE
    Intel Core i7
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Version 10.0.22631 Build 22631
    Computer type
    DIY Self Built
    Intel 13th Gen Core i9 13900K
    MSI MPG Edge Z790 DDR4 Wi-Fi
    Graphics card(s)
    ZOTAC Gaming GEForce RTX 3080 Trinity White
    Sound Card
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 980 Pro SSD 2TB M.2 NVMe
    Phanteks 1000w
    Mars Gaming Pink
    Corsair Hydro-x system, pump/res, CPU block & radiator w/their brand coolant liquid
    Other Info
    Build completed. Currently using it

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