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- 11th November 2008 at 20:11 #43463
Just like you I am using Windows 2008 as workstation and I am pretty happy with it. There are few exception, tho.
It seems Windows 2008 does not support MIDI devices:
Here are 2 screenshots:
First one is from Windows 7 build 6801:
All MIDI ports and devices are present.
This is screenshot from Windows 2008. As you can see no MIDI devices are present.
Anybody have any idea which part from Vista/Win7 we are missing that can make my MIDI ports to work.
- 22nd November 2008 at 13:46 #47680ArrisModerator
I have no idea how to get these MIDI devices into Windows Server 2008. Maybe at the Microsoft Technet Forums – Windows Server 2008 section they can help you with this problem…
- 2nd December 2008 at 20:54 #47681
I doubt microsoft will support me on installing workstation (vista) features into their Server 2008.
- 6th January 2009 at 22:46 #47682
- 7th January 2009 at 08:28 #47683
Yeah ditto. My Akai MIDI synth/keyboard works 100% in Server 2008, in both FL Studio 7 and Ableton Live. This is definately a driver issue.
Windows 6/Vista/2008 does support MIDI devices, but it does not support “Gameport” devices. That is, the joystick pin plug on older soundcards. The physical port is not working, but this is MIDI transport over USB and works fine.
Plus, playing MID files works fine [with Microsoft GS Synth or whatever it is, a software-emulated MIDI controller, the same one XP uses].
Sorry I couldn’t help more. Peace.
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