I get the error 'A referral was returned from the server'

try to re-install TeamSpeak and check if the referral error has resolved.

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ok, guys, it’s all right. the problem was resolved only after updating the OS. thanks.


Nice to hear.

Welcome to TeamSpeak :slight_smile:

last week ,I update my operating system,(the version details is below),and then ,when I doule click the ts3,it return a tips : A referral was returned from the server , how can I fix it?

Version Windows 10 Home Edition
Version number 20H2
Installation date ‎2020/‎7/‎3
Operating system internal version 19042.928
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0

found out which setting in specific that was causing this problem… in Local Group Policy Editor under “Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options” User Account Control: Only elevate executables that are signed and validated > Set to “Disabled” > Restart Computer/Log out then on/Refresh Desktop; Problem solved.

I hope this helps some of you out there!


I recently updated my operating system to the Windows 10 Home Edition, version 20H2, with an installation date of July 3, 2020. The internal version of the operating system is 19042.928, and the Windows Feature Experience Pack is 120.2212.551.0. However, after the update, I encountered an issue when attempting to launch the ts3 application. It displayed an error message stating, “A referral was returned from the server.” I am seeking assistance on how to resolve this problem.

Try to reinstall TeamSpeak and check if the referral error has resolved.
If not, share your log with us.

And make sure you have Installed all updates.

Windows 10 20H2 has reached end of life support in may 2022.

Please update to latest version 22H2 to fix your issues.