+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
Windows Thread, Media Player 11 = Fail! in Technical; Great, after finally allowing WMP11 to deploy via our WSUS server I find that most clients can't use it at ...
  1. #1
    Sheridan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,361
    Thank Post
    123
    Thanked 97 Times in 66 Posts
    Rep Power
    31

    Media Player 11 = Fail!

    Great, after finally allowing WMP11 to deploy via our WSUS server I find that most clients can't use it at all now. All they get is some silly message telling them to logoff and logon again.

    Naturally this has no affect at all. So I'm stuck with hundreds of failed WMP11 installations!

    As this was a WSUS install I can't roll it back, unless I manually visit each PC. I can't even force the re-deployment of WMP10 (created using the Enterprise deployment kit) so I'm not happy with MS right now!

    Anyone else had this problem? WMP11 seems to be a complete non starter - I can't even force a re-install through WSUS.

  2. #2

    ZeroHour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    5,643
    Thank Post
    931
    Thanked 1,340 Times in 819 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    448
    One thing to double check is you disabled the welcome wizard/first run wizard as I *think* that can cause problems.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,144
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 326 Times in 316 Posts
    Rep Power
    77
    Hi

    Can't you create a script which remove MP11 and then push deployment again?

    Or trouble shoot this issue?

    What error are you getting? Can you post?

    Sukh

  4. #4
    Sheridan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,361
    Thank Post
    123
    Thanked 97 Times in 66 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    Its the error that says to use Windows Media Player you must logoff and login again. Logging on and off makes no difference and this affects Admin users as well.

    I can't really disable the first run wizard as its deployed from WSUS - you only really have the option to Approve the installation.

    I'm trying to run a script to uninstall it by calling the spuninst.exe in the Windows folder - if that works it should roll back to WMP10. If it does work I think I'll leave WMP10 as the standard for XP and use VLC for media.

    Major fail for WSUS and WMP11 as far as I can see - thats around 700 PCs affected by this!

  5. #5
    TechSupp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,916
    Thank Post
    315
    Thanked 122 Times in 103 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    Yes, had this as well, fortunatly only one teacher reported it so i manually rolled that back.

  6. #6

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,362
    Thank Post
    1,499
    Thanked 1,053 Times in 922 Posts
    Rep Power
    303
    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    One thing to double check is you disabled the welcome wizard/first run wizard as I *think* that can cause problems.
    Can vouch for this, the first use wizard kills most version of WMPlayer for limited users, so kill it off in GPOs and that seems to fix most issues

  7. #7
    Sheridan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,361
    Thank Post
    123
    Thanked 97 Times in 66 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    Just checked and the machines GPOs disable the first run wizard.

    Finally got the script to rollback working, it will take time to roll everyone back to 10.

    I think I'll leave the XP machines at 10 - 11 obviously doesn't like our PCs for some reason. No errors to help me work on it either, which is frustrating

  8. #8
    Richie1972's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Blackburn
    Posts
    239
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    this has been a pain here too - it's something to do with a profile being created on a pc with a "problem" mediaplayer 11 on - once the profile is deleted and recreated it seems to work ok

  9. #9
    Gibbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    915
    Thank Post
    210
    Thanked 346 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    93
    We also get this on a sysprepped machine. Running the WMP installer on silent sorts it.

  10. #10
    Sheridan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,361
    Thank Post
    123
    Thanked 97 Times in 66 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    I've had to give up on WMP11 - even running the installer now tells me that its not suitable for this version of Windows!

    So I've used a script to roll back to 10, and redeployed the WMP10 package I created using the enterprise deployment kit.

    Not one single installation of WMP11 worked. What a pain this has been to sort out!

  11. #11
    Gibbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    915
    Thank Post
    210
    Thanked 346 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    93
    Which version are you using? This one works for us:

    Download details: Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP

  12. #12
    Sheridan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1,361
    Thank Post
    123
    Thanked 97 Times in 66 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    I've tried using the package from WSUS and also the direct download from MS.

    I'm going to try a couple of manual installs now I've got WMP10 working again. Not using for WSUS for anything other than security/critical updates though!

  13. #13
    Gibbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    915
    Thank Post
    210
    Thanked 346 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    93
    We use WSUS in the same way. Any non-essential and hardware updates get done during the holidays.

  14. #14

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,262
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,572 Times in 1,252 Posts
    Rep Power
    340
    I've never deployed MP11 via WSUS as it's quite big, along with the .NET Framework...

    If you download the Logistix XP SP3 Update Pack, Media Player 11 is included in two parts. This bypasses the annoying activation and could be an alternative for you to deploy it to the network.

    Alternatively, update your images and update your workstations over time this way.

    It's been a long while I've used MP10, but to my knowledge it does everything MP11 and MP12 can.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Windows Media Player
    By speckytecky in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 16th January 2011, 09:52 AM
  2. Start menu redirection causes Flash player to fail
    By chriscubed in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22nd September 2010, 09:47 AM
  3. media player association in IE
    By rocknrollstar in forum Windows
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12th March 2009, 11:04 AM
  4. Adobe Media Player
    By WithoutMotive in forum Windows
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23rd January 2009, 09:53 AM
  5. Media Player 11 Launched
    By john in forum Windows
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 31st October 2006, 08:21 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •