Has anyone out there repackaged Windows Media Player 11 yet? I though there would be an Enterprise Deployment Pack out for this but it looks like it has not been released yet. If you go to the Windows Media Player 11 for pros page, there is a link for enterprise deployment and it redirects you to the page for the old EDP (for WMP 9 & 10). Does this one work with WMP 11? It looks like there's a step for validation in this new version and this is something I will desperatly need to automate. Thanks.

-Dan
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Would WSUS come to your help?
Answered 12/14/2006 by: revizor
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you would think that, but some people want to do things the hard way . I used the Enterprise Deployment Pack from WMP 10 to repackage WMP 11 and it appears to work fine. The only thing I'm trying to figure out is how to hide the Urge tab (the online music library). If anyone out there knows how to do that please let me know. Thanks.
Answered 12/15/2006 by: danr29
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Hi dan,
you have to set the following Registry Key to 1:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences\AcceptedPrivacyStatement
looks like a job for self healing, a logon script or 2. Active Setup entry (WMP allready uses Active Setup for the user setup).
Hope this gives you some ideas.
Regards, Nick
Answered 12/15/2006 by: nheim
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I've tried to use the Enterprise Deployment Pack, but I can't seem to get rid of the Validate prompt, which stalls automatic deployment through GPO.

Any suggestions?

John R
Answered 12/28/2006 by: cas118
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Hello,

I must be really confused. I am trying to use the Enterprise Development tool for Media Player 11. When I run the build command I am prompted to copy the MPSetup.exe file to the redistributable directory. I cannot find MPSetup.exe anywhere?
Answered 01/04/2007 by: jdolan
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You've got to be using the Enterprise Deployment Pack for 10 (because the one for WMP11 has not been released yet and it's looking for MPSetup.exe which is the name of the executable for WMP10). Just rename it to MPSetup.exe and it should work fine. As for validation still occuring after packaging, that's odd becuase I never ran into that issue after packaging into .msi format. I've even deployed through SMS to 500 workstations w/o a hitch (would try through GPO but we are not allowed to use that deployment method anymore). I'll try again to see if I can reproduce the validation issue when using the deployment pack but I really didn't to anything special to get rid of the validation.
Answered 01/04/2007 by: danr29
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What file am I to rename? and then just place that file in the Redistribution folder and run the Build.bat file? This should create the msi right?
Answered 01/05/2007 by: jdolan
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Yes rename to mpsetup.exe and place in redistributable folder. Run build.bat and this will create the .msi file for you. Actually John R was right. Upon further inspection, logging on under different profiles and launching WMP11 did bring up the Windows Genuine Validation prompt. Too bad we don't have a server in our organization yet to do validation (which is required for Vista). When extracting the WMP11.exe file I've found a file called LegitLibM.dll (which is used by Windows Genuine Validation). I've tried removing the LegitLibM.dll, recompiling the files back into an executable using iexpress.exe then using the enterprise deployment pack to create an msi from that. It didn't work. Back to the drawing board.
Answered 01/10/2007 by: danr29
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Hi dan,
you need to set the reg key, i mentioned in my earlier post, for each user, to get rid of tis validation prompt.
Regards, Nick
Answered 01/11/2007 by: nheim
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Does anybody know if Microsoft published an updated Group Policy reference for WMP 11 or is this going to be an afterthought?
Answered 01/11/2007 by: kkaminsk
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That does work Nick. The second time you've bailed me out. Next time I'll try reading posts. As for an updated GPO reference for WMP 11 I have not seen it out there yet.
Answered 01/11/2007 by: danr29
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I was hoping that wouldn't be the answer. I guess it is viewed as being more of a consumer product so enterprise deployment is completely secondary. We might have to deploy WMP 10 to our new environment as a result.
Answered 01/11/2007 by: kkaminsk
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Hi folks,
the wmplayer.adm template is being copied to the standard location at %windir%\inf when you install WMP11. But no big deal, just one new policy.
Regards, Nick
Answered 01/12/2007 by: nheim
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Ah, that will probably get me going!
Answered 01/12/2007 by: kkaminsk
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Where I can download ready msi file for WMI11? Sorry for a stupid question, I am new here.

Best regards,
n00b
Answered 10/19/2009 by: yannara
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Was there some problem reading post #3 and/or this http://itninja.com/link/download 'Package KB' article?
Answered 10/20/2009 by: VBScab
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I don´t understand, where can I download .msi file directly? I did google and I´ve seen that article already.
Answered 10/20/2009 by: yannara
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Hi Pavel,
there is no MSI package for WMP11!!
You have to build it by yourself, with Enterprise Deployment Pack for WMP10! All the info you need is on this page and the KB.

Regards, Nick
Answered 10/20/2009 by: nheim
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sorry to be really late in this party.
I've repackaged wmp11 with the deployment pack.
used a transform to add in the reg keys works fine.

but i am left with 2 extracted folders (those 23ASf24765 folders..) on c:\
yet when I run the install on virtualbox the folders delete themselves.

Anyone have any clues? Or ways to get rid of the folders unattended.
Answered 06/08/2010 by: klong566
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Add an entry to the RemoveFile table in your MST?
Answered 06/08/2010 by: Rheuvel
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I don't think that would work, as the folder names are generated seemingly at random. Some bright spark may be able to work out whether the name is a hash of the ProductCode (or similar) but that would deplete too many of my precious grey cells.
Answered 06/08/2010 by: VBScab
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By the way, aren't those hidden folders by default? In that case, most users won't even notice ^^
Answered 06/08/2010 by: Rheuvel
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agreed with vbscab i don't think removefile table would work.

unfortunately they're not hidden folders...
the transform that's added the reg keys has stuffed the msi.

these temp folders should delete themselves after.
Answered 06/08/2010 by: klong566
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oops just tried mpsetupedp.msi without the transform, the folder doesn't delete and it keeps update.exe in there.
guess i'd better try recreate the msi again.

funny how the folders remove in virtual though.
Answered 06/08/2010 by: klong566
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