Windows Media Player Network Sharing missing from services

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Kenny Dee, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Kenny Dee

    Kenny Dee Guest

    Trying to get My D-Link Media Center to work, and I have it working great
    without security protection, but i've notice alot of people hogging my media
    and internet connection, so I WEP protected my router to stop them from
    borrowing my network. The only problem I have is getting my D-LINK Media
    Center to work. I got it to find my netword and password, but it's not
    finding the media.

    This is an error message that I got and it link my to Microsoft Help and
    told me to do a few steps:

    Windows Media Player Error Message Help

    You've encountered error message C00D0FF4 while using Windows Media Player.
    The following information might help you troubleshoot the issue.
    Media sharing cannot start

    Media sharing has been turned off because the Network Sharing Service
    component encountered a problem. See the following sections for information
    about how to resolve the problem for the version of Windows that you are
    running.
    Windows XP

    1.

    Exit and restart Windows Media Player.
    2.

    Confirm that the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is started.
    To start Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
    1.

    Click Start.
    2.

    Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
    3.

    Expand Services and Applications, and then click Services.
    4.

    If the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is not started,
    right-click it, and then click Start.
    3.

    Restart your computer.
    4.

    Confirm your user account is listed as an owner of the Windows Media Player
    database folder.
    To confirm ownership of the database folder
    1.

    Navigate to the <SystemDrive>:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local
    Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player folder. If you do not see
    this folder, you might need to turn on Show hidden files and folders.
    To turn on Show hidden files and folders
    1.

    In Windows Explorer, click Tools, and then click Folder Options.
    2.

    Click the View tab, and then select Show hidden files and folders.
    2.

    Right-click the Media Player folder, and then click Properties.
    3.

    Click the Security tab. If your account name is not listed, click Add and
    add it to the list of owners. You will need to be logged on with
    administrator privileges to perform this step.
    5.

    Uninstall and reinstall Windows Media Player version 11.
    To uninstall and reinstall Windows Media Player 11
    1.

    Roll back to the previous version of the Player.

    For instructions, see the Readme for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP.
    2.

    Reinstall Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP.

    To download the Player, see the Windows Media Player Download page.

    Windows Vista

    1.

    Exit and restart Windows Media Player.
    2.

    Confirm that the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is started.
    To start Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
    1.

    Click Start.
    2.

    Right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
    3.

    Expand Services and Applications, and then click Services.
    4.

    If the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is not started,
    right-click it and click Start.
    3.

    Restart your computer.
    4.

    Confirm your user account is listed as an owner of the Windows Media Player
    database folder.
    To confirm ownership of the database folder
    1.

    Navigate to the
    <SystemDrive>:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player folder.
    If you do not see this folder, you might need to turn on Show hidden files
    and folders.
    To turn on Show hidden files and folders
    1.

    In Windows Explorer, click Organize, and then click Folder and Search Options.
    2.

    Click the View tab, and then select Show hidden files and folders.
    2.

    Right-click the Media Player folder, and then click Properties.
    3.

    Click the Security tab. If your account name is not listed, click Add and
    add it to the list of owners. You will need to be logged on as an
    administrator or a member of the Administrator's group to perform this step.
    5.

    Confirm that you have ownership of the Windows Media Player Network Sharing
    Services registry subkey.
    To confirm ownership of the registry subkey
    1.

    Click Start.
    2.

    Type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    3.

    Navigate to the
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences\HME\[security
    ID] subkey. The name text of the security ID folder is long, composed of
    alphanumeric characters broken up with dashes.
    4.

    Right-click the [security ID] folder, and then click Permissions.
    5.

    Confirm your user account is listed as an owner of this subkey on the
    Security tab. If your account name is not listed, click Add and add it to the
    list of owners. You will need to be logged on as an administrator or a member
    of the Administrator's group to perform this step.

    On the first part of these instruction I found that line #4 states: If the
    Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is not started, right-click it,
    and then click Start.

    Well I don't see "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service: listed.
    Could it be worded diffirently? What would it be between?
     
    Kenny Dee, Apr 19, 2009
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