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Instructions on how to install Windows Media Player On Server 2003


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ok so you want windows media player 11 on server 2003? :P

just follow these steps and it should work. B)

I will try to have pictures of the whole process so you can better understand

Ok let me break this down to you:

1. Download Windows Media player 11 from here

2. Use WinRAR or WinZip to extract the exe file.

3. Open the extracted folder and extract wmp11.exe and wmfdist11.exe

4. when all the files have been extracted go to the start menu and go to the accessories folder and click on Program compatability wizard.

5. After the wizard comes up click next. it will ask you how you want to locate the program. click on I want to locate the program manually.

6. Click next and you will be asked to locate the program first go to the wmp11\update folder and select update.exe and click next.

7. the wizard will then ask for you to select a a compatibility mode for the program. Click on windows XP.

8. You will be asked if you want to disable features. just ignore it and click next.

9. You will then be asked if you want to set Select user account privileges. Also ignore this and click next.

10. you will then get a confirmation screen saying the setting you have applied if it looks like this: confirm.gif

then you are on the right track.

11. click next and you should get this screen: wmp11.gif.

If you got this then follow the instructions on the screen to finish.

12. repeat steps 4-11 for wmfdist11\update\update.exe.

if all goes well then you should have WMP 11 in server 2003 if not then post a complaint and i will try to help.

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I have some friends that wanted to know so instead of typing this over and over i made a new thread thus i will not get bone cancer or some other bone disease frome typing. :P

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This is all I get when I install WMP11 on Server 2003 SP2:

The file wmplayer.exe has a version number of 11.0.5721.5145 where 10.0.0.3997 was expected.

Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled.

Do you want to install the Player from the Microsoft Web site?

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The file wmplayer.exe has a version number of 11.0.5721.5145 where 10.0.0.3997 was expected.

Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled.

Do you want to install the Player from the Microsoft Web site?

If you get this error it's because you installed the player before the runtime. Make sure you install from WMFDIST11 first. Not sure if there is at all any connection to IE7 although I have it installed prior to WMP anyway.

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If you get this error it's because you installed the player before the runtime. Make sure you install from WMFDIST11 first. Not sure if there is at all any connection to IE7 although I have it installed prior to WMP anyway.
Nice, that fixed it! B)
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