XPsp2 weird wmplayer.adm error in group policy

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Sir Timbit, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. Sir Timbit

    Sir Timbit Guest

    (Sorry for the cross post, not sure which category this question would best
    fit.)

    Windows Server 2003 has a new Group Policy Manager plug-in that gives one a
    resultant set of policies report. I'm having a weird problem trying to
    generate a report on a 2003 server. It worked before.

    I have an XP lab that was recently upgraded to SP2. Microsoft released new
    ADM files to handle all the new features in SP2 (such as the firewall and
    pop-up blocker), as well as a hotifx 842933 to allow 2000 & 2003 servers to
    work with the new ADM files. I installed the hotfix, restarted, then
    installed the new ADM files. I replaced these ADM files:
    From the desktop end, everything seems ok, but when I try to go to the Group
    Policy Manager to do a report, I get the following error:

    The .adm file "C:\WINDOWS\inf\wmplayer.adm" is not in a valid format and
    must be replaced. Details: A string is expected at line 0

    Any suggestions? I can uninstall the hotfix, and I kept backup copies of the
    older ADM files, just in case. They were installed the normal way, just by
    going to group policy and selecting Add/Remove Templates.

    Thanks for any suggestions,
    Sir Timbit
     
    Sir Timbit, Dec 14, 2004
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  2. Tinfoil hat securely fastened, Sir Timbit pounded the keyboard to produce
    In what UI did you do this?

    Thanks,

    Laura
     
    Laura A. Robinson, Dec 14, 2004
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  3. Sir Timbit

    Sir Timbit Guest

    Windows Server 2003.

    Solved the problem. Somehow the OS ate the ADM files I just put there (in
    c:\windows\inf.) I copied them a second time, ran the report and this time
    it was error free. Not sure if it was a Windows file protection issue or
    what, but it's good now. Tinfoil hat removed! :)
     
    Sir Timbit, Dec 15, 2004
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  4. Tinfoil hat securely fastened, Sir Timbit pounded the keyboard to produce
    Heh. I keep forgetting to change that attribution line default. :) Glad you
    got it working!

    Laura
     
    Laura A. Robinson, Dec 15, 2004
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