NUC8i5BEH, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Professional, Roon 1.8 (build 884) stable (64 bit), Roon library on a seperate internal SSD
Dell Latitude 7400, Intel i7-8665U, 16GB RAM, Windows 10 Professional, Roon 1.8 (build 884) stable (64 bit)
Networking Gear & Setup Details
Both on the same Powerline Extender when the issue occurs
Connected Audio Devices
Chord Mojo, Soundlink II Mini SE, default jack output
Description of Issue
I’m running a Roon Core on my NUC. Whenever a new Windows update is ready for installation, Roon will no longer list the audio devices attached to the Core.
Usually, I start up my NUC+Roon in the morning, start listening on my Mojo and then turn off the Mojo when taking a break. When I then turn on the Mojo again, Roon will no longer find it; and Roon won’t list any of the other audio devices connected to the Core either. The Core is no longer listed as a device. It will always turn out a new Windows update has been downloaded, is ready for installation and requires a reboot. The issue will be resolved after the reboot. Is there a proper way to work around this? Or is this a bug that can be resolved by the Roon team?
For more than a year I’m running a headless Roon server install on a Win 10 PC with the addition of a regular Roon install for GUI duties, but never experienced what you describe ( if interested, find details by clicking my avatar).
Also, I shut down everything when leaving the house and power things up on return with Win/Roon auto starting.
I strongly suspect something being irregular with your setup.
Alright, it seems the issue is worse. Even after a reboot, the audio devices on the Core sometimes do not show up. It also takes a while for the audio devices on another Roon device to show up - no audio zones are available, and no devices are listed under Settings > Audio. How can I look into this further?
I’ve run into this issue again this morning. Rebooting the Core didn’t work. When I manually checked for Windows updates on the Core, it found an update for Windows Defender. When I installed this and rebooted, the audio devices on the core popped up again. This seems to be the only correlation that keeps popping up: Windows updates available, then force install and reboot to resolve the issue.
I’ve edited the opening post to include more details.
I sometimes have Roon errors, where by my Win Roon bridge PC endpoint drops offline (Using a NUC rock core), after playing back local software audio like Youtube etc.
The PC and core sit on the same switch locally.
I need to reboot the PC, to re-establish connection, and/or sometimes the core too.
Conversely, I never have issues with my Linux endpoints, ever.
Which actually sit on a Wifi mesh.
We’ve sometimes seen that Windows Defender or other Antivirus applications cause similar behavior to the one you describe. If you temporarily turn off Windows Defender / Antivirus, do the audio devices re-appear without a reboot?