Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Windows Media Player 11 on Windows Server 2003

144 posts in this topic

Posted

How did you get those services listed in the Services window? I saw you guys talking about another thread but there was no trace of URL... Could you please share with me the details how to get all those services running?

Thanks!

woot, thanks headcase!!!

I finally got the service to work, now i only have to test the connectivity :) I will tell you if it worked later!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

The "restart now" option is not part of the compatability wizard process, it appears after the compatability wizard has launched the exes. It runs the normal setup as though you were on xp and its on the final page with the Finish button on it. I doubt a restart between each exe would cause a problem, its just so you can run them both one after the other. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Hi,

New here... I can't get past the first part of this, as I can't extract the .exe that I downloaded. I've tried both Winzip and WinRAR with no success.

Does anyone have any ideas why I can't unzip the .EXE?

Also, BTW, I'm running Win2K3 Enterprise SP2. Assuming that you all can help me extract the .EXE, will this work on my machine?

Thanks,

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

jimcpl, I just used winrar and it unzipped fine (this was on an xp machine, then I copied it back to the server). I have MP11 running on 2K3 R2 x64 SP2, just standard but Enterprise will be no different. The annoying this is that 2k3 doesn't sllow media sharing, so for me the whole exercise was a bit pointless! Have fun!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

How to install Windows Media Player 11 on Windows (Enterprise) Server 2003 SP2

I had to do this today on a newly installed machine, and couldn't remember exactly how I did it last time. When I read through this forum thread, I saw that no one post had a complete set of directions. As I detest experimenting to rediscover something I've forgotten :wacko: , I thought I'd do a thorough description that covers ALL the steps. :) This install was over a fresh install of the OS with all current patches.

How to install Windows Media Player 11 on Windows (Enterprise) Server 2003 SP2

The attached screen shot should help.

1. Download the program file "wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe"

2. Create a folder named "wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu"

3. Move the program file into the folder.

4. In the folder, use <Ctrl>+<Shift" to make a shortcut to the program file.

5. Open the properties of the shortcut and change the target, adding the switch /C AND QUOTES

so it reads:

"F:\Windows MP11\wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe" /C. Save it.

6. Launch the shortcut. When prompted for a location, browse to the same folder

ie "X:\Windows MP11\wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu", where X: is your drive letter.

Locate the two programs "wmfdist11.exe" and "wmp11.exe" among the extracted files.

---

7. Make a new folder "F:\wmfdist11".

8. Open the Explorer, and expand the view so you can see the top level folders on your drive.

9. Launch the program wmfdist11.exe. When you get an error message, stop! Look at the root of that drive.

You will see a folder named with a unique random number, something like "bc2ba4075f9324e762eae8f7e5"

10. Copy all the files except the one named "$shtdwn$.req" from this folder into the wmp11 folder.

---

11. Make a new folder named "F:\wmp11".

12. Open the Explorer, and expand the view so you can see the top level folders on your drive.

13. Launch the program wmp11.exe. When you get an error message, Stop! Look at the root of that drive.

You will see a folder named with a unique random number, something like "8a4cb3075f9324e762eae8f9f2"

14. Copy all the files except the one named "$shtdwn$.req" from this folder into the wmp11 folder.

-------

15. In each of the two folders, "wmfdist11" and "wmp11", you will see a subfolder named "Update",

and within each of these a file named "Update.exe". Change the properties of each update.exe to run in

compatibility mode for Windows XP.

16. Run "F:\wmfdist11\Update\update.exe".

17. Run "F:\wmp11\Update\update.exe".

post-248401-1203723777_thumb.jpg

Edited by PS6155

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Well to summen up heres what I did..

[install WMP11]

Use the trick by Nick Acquaviva's

http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?show...amp;p=588446611

[uPNP and SSDP]

This is my trimmed version, which only install UPNP and SSDP. (Credit to steven2004)

- copy paste below into notepad and save as XtraServices.inf to c:\windows\inf

[version]

signature="$WINDOWS NT$"

ClassGUID={00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

LayoutFile=layout.inf

[DestinationDirs]

UPNP.SysFiles=11

UPNP.XMLFiles=11,icsxml

[Optional Components]

UPNPSvc

[UPNPSvc]

OptionDesc=%UPNP_DESC%

Tip=%UPNP_TIP%

IconIndex=93

CopyFiles=UPNP.SysFiles,UPNP.XMLFiles

Uninstall=UPNP.Remove

RegisterDlls=UPNP.RegisterDlls

AddService=upnphost, 0x410,UPNP_upnphost_Svc

AddService=SSDPSRV, 0x410,UPNP_SSDP_svc,  UPNP_Evt

SizeApproximation=678976

[UPNP.Remove]

UnregisterDlls=UPNP.UnRegisterDlls

DelFiles=UPNP.SysFiles,UPNP.XMLFiles

DelService=upnphost

DelService=SSDPSRV

[UPNP.RegisterDlls]

11,, upnp.dll, 1

11,, upnphost.dll, 1

11,, upnpcont.exe,,,"/regserver"

[UPNP.UnRegisterDlls]

24,%lite_path%,%lite_prog%,,,"stop upnphost"

24,%lite_path%,%lite_prog%,,,"stop SSDPSRV"

11,, upnp.dll, 1

11,, upnphost.dll, 1

11,, upnpcont.exe,,,"/unregserver"

[UPNP.SysFiles]

ssdpsrv.dll,,,1

ssdpapi.dll,,,1

upnp.dll,,,1

upnphost.dll,,,1

upnpcont.exe,,,1

udhisapi.dll,,,1

upnpui.dll,,,1

[UPNP.XMLFiles]

cmnicfg.xml

ipcfg.xml

osinfo.xml

potscfg.xml

pppcfg.xml

[UPNP.SysFiles.Security]

"D:P(A;;GRGX;;;BU)(A;;GA;;;BA)(A;;GA;;;SY)(A;;GRGX;;;WD)"

[UPNP_upnphost_Svc]

Description=%UPNPHOST_Desc%

DisplayName=%UPNPHOST_Display%

ServiceType=0x20

StartType=3

ErrorControl=1

StartName="NT AUTHORITY"\LocalService

ServiceBinary=%11%\svchost.exe -k LocalService

AddReg=upnphost.AddReg.Secure, upnphost.AddReg

Dependencies=SSDPSRV

Security="D:(A;;GA;;;SY)(A;;GA;;;BA)(A;;GA;;;AU)(A;;GA;;;PU)(A;;CCDCLCSWLOCRRC;;;LS)"

[upnphost.AddReg]

HKR, Parameters, ServiceDll, 0x20000, "%%SystemRoot%%\System32\upnphost.dll"

HKLM, "Software\Microsoft\UPnP Device Host\HTTP Server", "MaxConnections", 0x00010001, 0x00000050

HKLM, "Software\Microsoft\UPnP Device Host\HTTP Server\VROOTS",,0x0010

[upnphost.AddReg.Secure]

HKLM, "Software\Microsoft\UPnP Device Host",,0x10

[upnphost.AddReg.Secure.Security]

"D:PAR(A;CI;KA;;;BA)(A;CIIO;KA;;;CO)(A;CI;KA;;;LS)(A;CI;KA;;;SY)(A;CI;KR;;;BU)"

[UPNP_SSDP_svc]

Description=%UPNP_Desc%

DisplayName=%UPNP_Display%

ServiceType=0x20

StartType=3

StartName="NT AUTHORITY"\LocalService

ErrorControl=1

ServiceBinary=%11%\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Security="D:(A;;GA;;;SY)(A;;GA;;;BA)(A;;GA;;;AU)(A;;GA;;;PU)(A;;RPWPDTRC;;;LS)"

AddReg=UPNP.AddReg

[UPNP.AddReg]

HKR, Parameters, ServiceDll, 0x20000, "%%SystemRoot%%\System32\ssdpsrv.dll"

[SourceDisksNames]

1=,,,i386

[SourceDisksFiles]

sp1.cab=1,,

sp2.cab=1,,

[StringHunt]

shl_img.inf

msagent.inf

pchealth.inf

wordpad.inf

msinfo32.inf

syssetup.inf

netupnph.inf

[Strings]

KEY_RUN="Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"

KEY_RUNONCE="Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce"

KEY_APPPATHS="Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths"

KEY_UNINSTALL="Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall"

KEY_SAFEBOOT="System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot"

KEY_PFPROFILE="Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System\PCHealth"

KEY_SVCHOST="Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost"

KEY_LAME="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PCHealth\Clients\Dialog Comments"

KEY_COMMENT_LINK="Control Panel\Desktop"

______LitePC_Local_Strings______=""

UPNP_DESC="Universal Plug and Play"

UPNP_TIP="Support to host Universal Plug and Play devices and to discover UPnP devices on your network."

UPNPHOST_Display="Universal Plug and Play Device Host"

UPNPHOST_Desc="Provides support to host Universal Plug and Play devices."

UPNP_Display="SSDP Discovery Service"

UPNP_Desc="Enables discovery of UPnP devices on your home network."

LCID="0409"

UILanguageID=1033

MsSHARED="Microsoft Shared"

OLDDB="Ole DB"

ADO="ado"

MSADC="msadc"

DAO="DAO"

MSSOAPBIN="MSSoap\Binaries"

MSSOAPBINRES="MSSoap\Binaries\Resources\1033"

MSInfo32_DESC="System Information"

MSInfo32_INFOTIP="Displays current system information."

SystemTools_GROUP="Accessories\System Tools"

MSINFOPATHL="Microsoft Shared\MSInfo"
- then copy and paste this into notepad and save as c:\upnp.inf
[Version]

Signature="$Windows NT$"

[Global]

WindowTitle="Onemancan"

WindowTitle_Standalone="Onemancan"

[Components]

UPNPSvc=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,"XtraServices.inf",,7

- Run this

sysocmgr.exe /i:c:\upnp.inf

Have a XP sp2 disk ready, it will need it.

- apply this fix (Credit to headcase)

Use regedit

Find: hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\svchost

Edit: 'LocalService' Key and add the 'upnphost' and 'SSDPSRV' (include an empty line afterwards)

[Reboot]

Yes you'll need to reboot since the installed ssdp driver isnt initialized yet by windows

Works on W2003 SP2 std. ed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

- apply this fix (Credit to headcase)

Use regedit

Find: hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\svchost

Edit: 'LocalService' Key and add the 'upnphost' and 'SSDPSRV' (include an empty line afterwards)

[Reboot]

Yes you'll need to reboot since the installed ssdp driver isnt initialized yet by windows

Works on W2003 SP2 std. ed.

Step by step on this part:

Start > Run > Regedit

Navigate down through

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion > SvcHost

On the right hand screen double click on LocalService

Add the values

upnphost

SSDPSRV

Ensure there is a blank line after that last value.

Press OK, reboot, go and start the services.

_________________________________________________________________

My xbox isn't showing up right now but I am getting to the proper screen where it should be and WMP11 isn't crashing. w00t. Seems I'm nearly there.

Update: I went to the Xbox and tried to see the server as a media source and found it, tried to share and it said the console wasn't enabled from the machine. Back to the server and the xbox showed up.

Edited by freethinker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

My xbox isn't showing up right now but I am getting to the proper screen where it should be and WMP11 isn't crashing. w00t. Seems I'm nearly there.

Update: I went to the Xbox and tried to see the server as a media source and found it, tried to share and it said the console wasn't enabled from the machine. Back to the server and the xbox showed up.

Yah this is right where I am, I see the media share on my xbox but then when I go to browse it says that the xbox has lost connection to the resource or something like that. I went into media player and its now an approved device but it still does it. I also dont see the shared media on any of my vista machines running wmp 11. The media is shared, however I find myself wondering if the permissions on the shares need to be adjusted?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

This is entirely too much work. Was looking for a solution to doing this and stumbled upon this forum but after reading through all of the ideas on how to do this I figured it would just be easier to use the compatibility tab in the exe properties and be done with it. So here's what I did:

1. Download wmp11 and extract contents to your folder of choice using winRAR or WinZip or whatever other method you'd like to use.

2. Right-click on each .exe file individually and select properties then click on the Compatibility tab, check the box that says "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select Windows XP from the drop-down, click OK, and run the sucker. THE ONLY ONE YOU SHOULD NOT RUN IS SETUP_WM.EXE. Also you'll be presented with the option to Restart. You can bypass this until you're done running all of the executables and THEN reboot.

Not sure if there should be an order that the exe's should be run in but this got Windows Media Player installed and working on my Windows Server 2003 SP2 and required very little effort.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Hi, the mentioned method didn't work for my 2k3sp2 but I did find a working method.

http://www.msblog.org/index.php/2006/12/17...ws-server-2003/

Now if you can't find the extracted folder, just extract the original setup file with winrar or whatever you use and follow the guide. I had to run the files in compatibility mode(xp) but everything installed fine and is working great :)

Deff the best I found...Thanks :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

All the steps discussed in regards to WMP11 installation on Server 2003 SP2, does not work on a fresh installation of Server 2003 SP2.

Neither checking the XP Compatibility on all the exe files, to changing the update*.inf files to a higher NTMAJOR version, nor replacing files. All these lead to the error box, "Incorrect windows version...etc"

Also, Media Player 10 is absolutely hard coded into SP2. Adding custom reg entries so I can see Windows Media Player 10 in Add\Remove Programs and and uninstalling does not do anything. A Rollback dialog pops up, and says its complete, but WMP10 remains on the system. (only other way is to manually delete the directory, which is messy..)

Thus, it looks like the lot of you who installed WMP11 must have done it pre SP2 first, and then ran the SP2 installation which made it work properly. For all other users, we're out of luck!

Main reason for my desire to install WMP11? Some websites require wmp11 in the browser in order to playback windows media 11 video (ie. gamespot).

Frustrated...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I found a really easy way to install wmp11 on server 2003 and to enable media sharing!

I started with Windows Server 2003 SP2 32bit CD, WMP11 Slipstreamer, WMP11 32bit setup + all hotfixes (slipstreamer and hotfixes here), umupnp.exe from WHS DVD. I used WMP11 Slipstreamer to integrate Media Player and hotfixes first then nLite to integrate umupnp.exe. After server installation I went straight to WMP11 and enabled media sharing and everything worked right away (I have Xbox 360 and 2 media streamers)! BTW slipstreamer works for 64bit server too but I couldn't figure out how to install media sharing.

I guess you can simply run umupnp.exe to enable media sharing on existing windows installation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I found a really easy way to install wmp11 on server 2003 and to enable media sharing!

I started with Windows Server 2003 SP2 32bit CD, WMP11 Slipstreamer, WMP11 32bit setup + all hotfixes (slipstreamer and hotfixes here), umupnp.exe from WHS DVD. I used WMP11 Slipstreamer to integrate Media Player and hotfixes first then nLite to integrate umupnp.exe. After server installation I went straight to WMP11 and enabled media sharing and everything worked right away (I have Xbox 360 and 2 media streamers)! BTW slipstreamer works for 64bit server too but I couldn't figure out how to install media sharing.

I guess you can simply run umupnp.exe to enable media sharing on existing windows installation.

Interesting. Does this also work on SBS 2003 ? How do I get this executable (I don't have WHS).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I have everything installed and working on my Win 2003 SBS: wmp11, upnp et cetera.

I am also able to enable 'network sharing' in wmp11.

Seen from the server:

I have two vista computers with media sharing enabled (allowed) in WMP on my Win 2003. But I don't see them showing up in the media player window in the left side navigational panel.

Seen from the vista computers:

Both computers can see each other and share media, but both computers can not find the mediaplayer from the Win 2003 computer.

How is this possible? Why can't my workstations see the media I am sharing on the server?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Here's how I did it:

I created system snapshot a XP machine using InstallRite.

Then I have installed wmp11 on the XP machine.

Then created an installation KIT with InstallRite which I deployed on the 2003 machine, and worked just fine:)

The steps of bypassing genuine checks on the xp machine can be found on google :)

yet at some point I had to do the following not found in other tutorials (when bypassing the genuine check):

-find and replace in the registry the wmp9/10 version. Please make sure when you search for the version, replace de (.) with (,) from the versions obtained from the error message.

-run this command (which I found somewhere in the registry):

rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\WINDOWS\INF\wmp11.inf,PerUserStub

Hello everyone! I got bored earlier so I started to mess around with WMP11. I was wondering if I could get it to run on Windows Server 2003. It wasn't real easy but I have got it to work. The only programs I used were Wise Installation System and VmWare running Xp plus some custom batch files I made to copy and register what Wise missed.

If I come up with an easier way to do this I will post it. Right now it is to complex for me to remember everything I’ve done tonight.

*LINKS*

MEGAUPLOAD

RapidShare

wmp11-1tn.JPGwmp11-2tn.JPGwmp11-3tn.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I've created a script to nearly fully automate the installation of 11 on 2003, all you have to do it set thec ompatibility mode when the installer pauses. It even sorts out service account settings for you. It can be found here if anyone is interested:

http://camie.dyndns.org/qlink/?id=62

There are no odd exe's or registry changes in this, it's just an inflation .exe and some scripting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Hi

I added wmp11 to win2003 seven years ago. I have not had a problem until now.

The method I used back then (swapping inf files) is no longer necessary. Just use app compatibility.

In fact the script above by C Amie above makes it really easy.

Anyway the problem I had also has an easy fix.

The umdf.exe file fails to install.

To work it needs the following variable to be set.

set _SFX_CAB_EXE_PATH=%CD%

start /wait update\update.exe /quiet /norestart

set _SFX_CAB_EXE_PATH=

I needed umdf because the android drivers piggyback on windows mtp which requires umdf.

tags - wmp11 umdf mtp wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe wmfdist11 usb driver

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

:laugh: what are the odds that I'd pass by the site at the exact time this was in the latest posts feed on the home page?

Mind if I add your tip to the download page?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

:laugh: what are the odds that I'd pass by the site at the exact time this was in the latest posts feed on the home page?

Mind if I add your tip to the download page?

Unfortunately this thread is 4 years old.

Thread Closed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.