I still think your system is confused. Maybe read the Knowledge Base to better understand the Roon Architecture
Roon Bridge is designed to act a literally a bridge between the network and the DAC ie as a streamer, it should be run headless without a GUI, so you cannot use it to CONTROL Roon , simply to transfer data from the network.
Essentially as I see your system …
Core Installed on Office Server I get that (that can be either Roon Server or full Roon GUI)
The Mac Mini is actually acting as your “Roon Bridge” by running a full version of Roon by the look of things (so here you COULD install Roon Bridge)
The system should be (as far as I see it)
Roon Core (Either server or Full GUI app) on office server
Mac Mini (Running Full Roon GUI App or Roon Bridge if “headless”)
Your DAC / Audio set up
The Laptop I assume you are using as a “laptop remote” (Where most people are using a mobile device , iPhone, iPad etc) just to control what is played NOT connected to any audio equipment . So it should have a “Full GUI Roon app” installed NOT Roon Bridge. That way you can connect to your
Unless you install Roon Bridge on your Mac Mini there is no need to Roon Bridge on this system. Roon Bridge is designed for use in a headless operation ie no GUI.
What you should see in Roon CORE >Settings>Audio is the Mac Mini , that needs to be enabled.
You should also see the Laptop but since its not connected to anything (audio) doesn’t need to be enabled .
If you enable it then you can play your Core Library through the laptop speakers, those speakers will need to be enabled on the Laptop Copy of Roon not the Core
We’re happy to hear that the troubleshooting steps in the article that Dylan provided were successful in solving your issue. Once the previous database has been renamed and set aside Roon is no longer utilizing it and it can be safely deleted.
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