How to stop that annoying beep on your server

Many years ago I was working on a project that had some large batch processing in it. To do this processing we had some dedicated servers, one of which sat under the desk next to me.

Apart from the noise of the fan soudning like we had actually bought a jet fighter the most annoying thing about this processing was that it resulted caused the servers beep to continually sound. Something in the code caused it to fire.

Boy it was annoying.

We were never able to find out how to stop it, I think in the end we disconnected it. Well last week I found out and it was so annoyingly simple.

net stop beep

Yep thats it, thanks to the trainer that pointed this out last week. As you can imagine, having 12 training machines all beeping is not something you really want

To permanently stop it you have to disable the service using

sc config beep start= disabled

Whats really odd is that beep doesn't appear in the list of services


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Published 30 June 2009 10:45 by simonsabin

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30 June 2009 11:30 by Rob Farley

# Disabling the beep

I thought I’d blogged about this before, but when talking about with Simon Sabin just now, I couldn’t

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