RE: Cannot Enable Media Sharing
WIthout realising it Todd, you've solved my problem. I was getting the same
error message about media sharing being disabled, but couldn't identify the
service. You've pointed it out below. I couldn't get it to start tough,
until I had started the two dependancy services. The trick was that "SSDP
Discovery" was disabled. Once I'd enabled that, it and the uPnP Device Host
service both started. Now when I enable network discovery, I get 'on' not
> I am running Windows Vista Ultimate x64. I jump through the normal hoops,
> but after I enable sharing and set all the settings, it shows that media
> sharing is disabled. I found that "Windows Media Player Network Sharing
> Service" is not running. WHen I start it, it starts and stopps immediately,
> and the folowing event is logged in the System log:
> Log Name: System
> Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMPNSS-Service
> Date: 4/30/2007 1:16:06 AM
> Event ID: 14332
> Task Category: None
> Level: Error
> Keywords: Classic
> User: N/A
> Computer: MediaPC.exampledomain.com
> Service 'WMPNetworkSvc' did not start correctly because
> CoCreateInstance(CLSID_UPnPDeviceFinder) encountered error '0x8002801d'.
> Verify that the UPnPHost service is running and that the UPnPHost component
> of Windows is installed properly.
> After enabling Media Sharing, if I open Media Player and select LIBRARY->
> MEDIA SHARING, it displays a dialog box saying "Media sharing is currently
> disabled, either because the sharing service is not running or your firewall
> settings have changed. To restart sharing, you must first confirm your
> sharing settings."
> I have enabled all WMP sharing-related firewall rules, and when
> investigating the service, I found what I explained above.
> PLEASE HELP!