Hi experts,

Is there any Repair option available for Windows media player 11 ? We have executed wmp11,w,fdost11,umdf, and wmdnexport.exe files for installation. I have searched for repair option and found unavailable. Wanted to know if any other way for repairing media player 11 available. Final solution as far as I know is to uninstall and reinstall the media player. Please put your suggestions.

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Ramesh
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Have a look in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{WMP_Product_Code} for a value 'SystemComponent' with data '1'. If present, WMP is installed as a system component and therefore has no Remove/Repair natively available from Add/Remove Programs. However, you should be able to drive it from the command line, using the '/F' switch.
Answered 03/24/2009 by: VBScab
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Hi VBScab,

Thanks for your quick response. As this is not an .msi the productcode does not exist under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\.

but the two other key names exist under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\windows media format runtime and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\windows media player exist under which two uninstall string values exist.

As there is no .msi /f switch will also not work for repairing. Please share any other option for repairing if you know. Thanks again for your quick response


Regards
Ramesh
Answered 03/24/2009 by: ramesh111k
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Sorry about that...I kind of assumed that MS would persist with a technology it's been pushing down everyone's throat for the last decade. I can't see any way to initiate a repair using that installer. I guess you *could* capture it...
Answered 03/24/2009 by: VBScab
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I guess you *could* capture it...

If you were a nut.

Surely WMP should be delivered using Windows Update Services - the same as you'd deliver thinks like Internet Explorer and the like?!
Answered 03/24/2009 by: MSIPackager
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Use the Enterprise Deployment Pack to create an MSI. Problem solved.
Its all documented in the Package KB.
http://itninja.com/link/download


http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/enterprise/deploypack.aspx
Answered 03/24/2009 by: reds4eva
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Do you know what, Dean? I thought that there had to be such a thing but I searched the MS site for as long as I could (before work got in the way...) and came up blank. I would, of course, have followed the advice I regularly dish out and used the Package KB, were it not for the fact that I couldn't access it yesterday (nor again today). (Bob, if you're reading this, I think it's the ad rotator script taking forever but don't quote me...)
Answered 03/25/2009 by: VBScab
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I'm not seeing any delays at all. The ad code is actually fed via an online service and should not effect the time it takes the content of the page to appear-- what brower are you using? IE, Chrome and FireFox seem fine.
Answered 03/25/2009 by: bkelly
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My default is FF but, as usual, before whining, I check that issues like this aren't browser-related by resorting to IE (6 & 7). Same result. Today, all is well. I'll blame it on sunspot activity...
Answered 03/26/2009 by: VBScab
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