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    Windows 7 shows “Server Execution failed” error while trying to play audio file with Windows Media Player

    My PC is currently running on Windows 7 and I am having trouble with Windows Media Player application in it. Even though the application pops up on the screen after choosing from taskbar shortcut, it will close by itself immediately. If I double click on an audio file with the app, I keep getting the error “Server Execution failed”. What are the troubleshooting steps available to resolve the issue?



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    expert Array
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    Re: Windows 7 shows “Server Execution failed” error while trying to play audio file with Windows Media Player

    Try to stop the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service and see whether it can resolve the issue. Get into Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services from the start menu after clicking on the ‘Start’ button and locate the ‘Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service’. Right click on that service and select ‘Stop’ option from pop-up menu. Quit the Windows Media Player if it is running and type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\ into windows explorer for finding ‘Media Player’ folder. Once you find that folder and move all the files inside it to another. Restart the Windows Media Player and check for the issue. If the issue still persists, then you need to first type cmd.exe into the search field after clicking the ‘Start’ button. Press the ‘Enter’ key afterwards and locate cmd.exe file from the search results. Right click on that file afterwards and click ‘Run as Administrator’ option. Type net localgroup "Administrators" "NT Authority\Local Service" /add into the black Command Prompt and hit the ‘Enter’ key. Restart the PC and check whether it is possible to play audio file with Media Player. If not, try uninstalling and reinstalling Windows Media Player. First of all, type Turn Windows features On or Off into the search field and hit the ‘Enter’ key. Go through the search results and click on ‘Turn Windows features On or Off’ option. Navigate into Media features afterwards and uncheck the checkbox next to ‘Windows Media Player’ label. Restart the PC for uninstalling the Windows Media Player. You can then re-install the application by selecting the checkbox near ‘Windows Media Player’ label and restarting the PC.

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    ghanathey swetha Array
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    Re: Windows 7 shows “Server Execution failed” error while trying to play audio file with Windows Media Player

    Hi.
    Follow the below methods:
    Method 1.


    Now you have to stop the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service and check for the issue, to do that you need to follow the steps provided below.
    >>Control Panel -- Administrative Tools -- Services. Find the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, open it, click on Stop to stop the service.
    >>Close Windows Media Player if it is started.
    >>input %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\ to Windows Explorer to find the folder.
    >>Move all files in the folder to another place as a backup.
    Note: Move files in the specific folder will reset database.
    >>Restart Windows Media Player to see if we can add files to Library now.

    Method 2.

    >>Click on Start and in the search bar type cmd.exe
    >>Right click on cmd.exe and click on Run as Administrator
    >>In the command prompt type the following command
    net localgroup "Administrators" "NT Authority\Local Service" /add

    >>Press enter and restart the computer

    Method 3.
    Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Windows Media Player:

    Step 1.
    Uninstalling the Windows Media Player:
    >>Go to Start and in the search type "Turn Windows features On or Off".
    >>Click on "Turn Windows features On or Off".
    >>Browse to the Media Features and uncheck the mark in front of Windows Media Player.
    >>Restart the computer

    Step 2.
    Re installing the Windows Media Player:
    >>Go to Start and in the search type "Turn Windows features On or Off".
    >>Click on "Turn Windows features On or Off".
    >>Browse to the Media Features and place a check mark in front of Windows Media Player.
    >>Restart the Computer.

    Try playing the file now.

    Thank you.

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