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    Windows media player asking for validation all of a sudden?

    This started happening recently, not sure why. We use local profiles here so as soon as a new profile is created and wmp is opened, it will go through the usual questions, but now it is asking for validation. It seems that staff are ok as they have enough access to validate and finish the process. Students obviously have less access, but on testing with a test student account it seems that sometimes I can complete the validation and other times it gives up. From what I can work out at the moment, whether I can validate on a student account or not seems to be specific to PC/Image in a room. has anyone else experienced this and can throw any light onthe situation?

    I've read and tried a fix where I can rename a dll and it will almost abort the process, but I hoping there is a simpler fix out there.

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    screen grab of the error ??

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    Here's the error I get after attempting validation.
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    Its been forever since we had XP but I am sure that WGA needs full admin rights to stick, have you tried loging in as a local admin then running WMP and letting it activate. This should run with sufficient privilages to make the activation persist accross all users.

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    Yeah, that's a fine solution but this issue is on at least 90 PC's and maybe more, so I'm looking a the best way of getting this resolved.

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    I am sure you can stop the process via Group Policy, I have had the problem at a few of my schools, logged onto GP and edited, and have not had to re-register etc any more.


    Both Computer and User Configuration.
    Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Media Player

    Have a play about with the settings and you may be able to get what you want.
    Last edited by the_one_that_cant; 14th December 2010 at 10:53 AM.

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    Any ideas roughly where it is in GP?

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    We played around with group policy but couldn't find anything that would work for us. Even stranger is the fact that some PC's are validating under a student login and some are not in the same room. It seems like a permission issue but at the same time I don't see how it can be on identical PC's.

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    ive had the same problem here :-(

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