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d4t0r
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Hi Guys.
Server is WS2016DC without 'desktop experience'.

Mumble server is installed (VC also), but process can not be started.

Is there a way to make it run without using 'desktop experience' (it runs on DE without issues)?.

 

Might system tray be the issue?

 

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What do you mean with "no desktop experience"? Do you want a similar behavior as on Linux where the server essentially just runs in the background and you don't see anything from it except for the task manager?

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Hi.
You hit the bullseye.
I was forced to switch from debian headless to WS, but not necessarily need 'desktop experience'.

For now mumble-server works in 'desktop experience' as a service (no icon in sys tray) and

instead of systemctl I just use PS cmdlets in remote sessions to manipulate it.
Transition was btw super easy, slight ini change and sql db is still the same.

However the process can not be started without 'desktop expereince'.

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Yeah, I'm afraid that the assumption here is that everyone running Windows will want "desktop experience" and therefore the server will always include the GUI part on Windows. Changing this would require changing the code. At there very least the main.cpp file (https://github.com/mumble-voip/mumble/blob/master/src/murmur/main.cpp) would have to be adapted.

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One thing that you could try, however, is to use the "offscreen" platform plugin as is done e.g. here: https://github.com/mumble-voip/mumble/blob/84d49d5c9b965d54d3eed4bc75ffeb7ec10e82cc/.ci/azure-pipelines/steps_linux.yml#L15

This should cause all GUI elements to effectively disappear and not bother you - not sure if this fully suits your needs though...

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