One of the most often requested ‘tweaks’ for a Citrix or Terminal Services environment is to disable the console beep that annoys users when a dialog box appears in a session.
Its relatively easy to do but does require two different configuration items and a reboot of the Terminal Server. The first configuration item involves disabling the beep hardware object.
- First open the device manager.
- From the View menu select “Show Hidden Devices”
- Navigate to Non-Plug and Play Drivers > Beep
- Disable the Beep device
The second part of this configuration is a simple registry edit.
- HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\DisableBeep = 1
Now all thats left is a reboot. That should get rid of that annoying beep once and for all!