Invalid access to memory location. Error Code: 0x800703e6

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by John Sockwell, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. I'm running SBS 2003 sp1 / Exchange 2003 sp1 / ISA 2004 sp1

    For no apparent reason Windows Media Services has begun reporting errors and
    is failing to read or edit playlist SMIL files, or serve based on their

    WMS was installed originally and it has been running fine for weeks.

    In the MMC, any Publishing Point, on the Source tab:

    Any playlists (*.wsx) set as the content source are suddenly not displaying
    in the detail pane, and the playlist editor displays an error when it is
    invoked from the button below the detail pane. The server also cannot play
    the playlist any more.

    Instead of seeing an expandable tree-view of the contents of the SMIL file,
    it simply shows one line looking like this in the left tree-view pane:

    -- [icon] Playlist_name.wsx

    If we press the Playlist Editor button to call up the editor it displays the
    New/Open dialog, but after selecting our choice a message box is displayed:

    Windows Media Services

    [X icon] Error Description: Invalid access to memory location.
    Error Code: 0x800703e6

    [ OK

    There is no corresponding entry in the Event Log.

    The editor window now appears, but each time we add a new element the error
    message shown above appears.

    However, if we run wmseditor.exe from its folder

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\windows media\server\admin\mmc\wmseditor.exe

    it works fine, and can load and work with the playlists that the MMC console
    is unable to show.

    then uninstalled WMS from Add/Remove Programs->Windows Components.
    and reinstalled WMS and the problem persists

    John Sockwell, Jun 22, 2005
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  2. John Sockwell

    Tony Su Guest

    Hello John,
    More a question rather than a solution,
    I might have missed something if playlists are now supported on the Server,
    I'm more familiar with playlists stored client-side.

    I am familiar with the general use of Windows Media metafiles, and WVX and
    WAX are common file extensions for those. Conceivably if a number of media
    files are loaded into the metafile, it becomes a "playlist." Considering that
    there is no real restriction on how to name metafiles, I'm wondering if your
    WSX are the same thing (which would mean we'd be talking about the same

    If so, then I'd recommend simply deleting and re-making your Publishing
    Points. I haven't had to do it more than a few times over the years, but it
    happens. Have you installed any recent Service Packs or patches which might
    have affect Windows Media Services? - I seem to remember something <very>

    Tony Su, Jun 22, 2005
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  3. I have tried deleting and re creating the publishing points, i have even
    gone as far as to uninstall and re-install the service.
    it would be almost impossible for me to track an update. the server has been
    running less than a month and multiple service packs an updates have been

    my wsx is a file where i create a list of content to be streamed.

    John Sockwell, Jun 23, 2005
  4. John Sockwell

    Tony Su Guest

    Is it in XML format, pointing to the locations of the files?


    Tony Su, Jun 23, 2005
  5. yes sir.

    John Sockwell, Jun 24, 2005
  6. John Sockwell

    Tony Su Guest

    My SOP for troubleshooting these metafiles...

    Open Windows Media Player on the client.
    1. Try to connect using the path described in the metafile.

    Do this
    on the WMS server
    on a client in the LAN
    on a remote WAN client

    Each of those steps will try to nail down
    - Whether the WMS itself is still functioning properly
    - Whether the problem is a firewall problem

    Also, SBS2K3 SP1, ISA2004 and Win2K3 SP1 is so new I can't say whether there
    is any known and recognized problem as of yet with any of the three of them
    individually or when on the same box.

    HTH am going to be away from the newsgroups for at least a week...


    Tony Su, Jun 24, 2005
  7. the problem is with the windows media services itself and the playlist

    the media service needn't be streaming for me to get these symptoms.

    It is very frusterating.

    John Sockwell, Jun 26, 2005
  8. John Sockwell

    Tony Su Guest

    OK, sorry I can't help you with that.
    Am not so knowledgeable troubleshooting the editor as just makiing the files

    Good Luck,

    Tony Su, Jun 26, 2005
  9. anyone else care to take a stab at this?
    John Sockwell, Jun 28, 2005
  10. Is there another newsgroup that i should post this in?
    John Sockwell, Jul 1, 2005
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