Re: Re: WMP w/o Desktop Experience?

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Hi Arris,

I’m running the 64 bit version of Server 2008 Enterprise w/o Desktop Experience installed.

I extracted wmfdist11-*.exe and wmp11*.exe as you suggested. I first extracted wmfdist11-*.exe and then wmp11*.exe. wmp11*.exe asked whether I wanted to overwrite existing files from wmfdist11-*.exe. I said yes. I then ran the command line parameters you supplied – it ran through registering all the DLLs. I then ran wmplayer.exe.

WMP loaded, detected media and allowed me to configure options but I could not play audio or video files. If I tried to play a loaded video or audio file WMP would eventually crash.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! For now I’ve installed Desktop Experience to get it working. Thanks.