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Windows 7: WMPNetworkSvc - What is it and what is the default services.msc


17 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
WMPNetworkSvc - What is it and what is the default services.msc

Dear Community,

I went onto to Google thinking that I would be able to avoid embarassment by going on here and ask why that I have WMPNetworkSvc has access to some of my documents.

I know that I am a silly sausage. I even have been ditched on MS Communities for my supposed 'filddling".

I just wish to finish this back up and know what the default of the above is as I was told to do a workaround for my back up on Microsoft Communities and disable it.



In my experience, the backup fails with the 0x80070002 error because of two things:
1) The built-in administrator account is disabled (it is disabled by default in Windows 7)
2) The Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is enabled


2) Disable the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service , this also can be done several ways. The two most common ways are:
  • msconfig
    • click the Start Menu
    • type msconfig in the "search programs and files" entry box (or from Run dialog box)
    • select the Services tab at the top of the window
    • un-check the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
    • click Apply
    • click OK (you may see some warnings or notifications, click OK)
    • restart the computer
    OR
  • services.msc
    • click the Start Menu
    • type services.msc in the "search programs and files" entry box (or from Run dialog box)
    • select the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service fro the list at the right
    • right-click it and select properties
    • set Startup type to disabled
    • click Apply
    • click OK
    • restart the computer
3) Backup the computer

Windows 7 Backup Error 0x80070002 - Microsoft Community

Thank you



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17 Feb 2013   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

This is a helpful post Melissa.
I always have this service permanently disabled right after a clean install. I do not use WMP or any related services so I keep it disabled so never had any issues with the backup.
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17 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

So there is no need to have it on Automatic - delayed start.

When do you ever use it?

I did not do it after a clean install. I just did it for an error in back up.

Is it normal for your libraries to look like the following afterwards?

I also saw that there was an extra permission on my documents.

Not allowed to 'fiddle' with any settings anymore


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17 Feb 2013   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I didnt have any issues with my Libraries. I have set the service to Disabled and Stopped.
No issues whatsoever.
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17 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

On my other computer it is Started - automatic (delayed start)would it because that machine has a DVD player and the such on it.

I have never adjusted the services module on that machine -Windows 7 and 64 bit Sony VIAO
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17 Feb 2013   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Nope. It has nothing to do with the DVD player. You may choose to leave it to Automatic - Delayed Start. It consumes only 2 MB of RAM so its not resource hungry you see.
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17 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I just thought it having permission in my security settings scared me a little.

Any thoughts on why that program would be doing that on a MS Word document - like the screen shot above?

Or do you have to change the settings in something totally different for that?

I am very confused.
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17 Feb 2013   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

No idea about it. May be because it can be used for sharing purposes. Not sure though.
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17 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for that - very interesting. Wondering if anyone on this forum would know - just wish to clarify.

I have never seen it as a property of security - is that normal?
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