4 Top Ways to Fix Windows Media Player “Server execution failed” Error

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An error message saying “Server execution failed” appears on your screen when you are trying to close the Windows Media Player (WMP)? Now, you might wonder how to fix this error on your computer? No worries. We have 4 methods that you can try to fix this error.

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4 Top Ways to Fix Windows Media Player “Server execution failed” Error

Following are tried-and-true fixes for Server execution failed error. Read on to find one help you fix the error.

Fix 1: End WMP in Task Manager

1) Open Task Manager by pressing Shift + Ctrl + Esc keys at the same time.

2) View under Process pane, If you found Windows Media Player, highlight it. Then, click End Task at the bottom right.

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3) Check if WMP could be open properly.

Fix 2: Disable WMP Network Sharing Service

1) Open Run dialog box by pressing Windows logo key + key together. Then, type services.msc in the box and hit Enter.

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2) Scroll down to find and right-click on Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service. Then, click Properties.

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3) Under General pane, set Startup type to be Disabled. Then, click OK.

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4) Restart your computer and check if WMP could be open properly.

Fix 3: Register jscript.dll and vbscript.dll

1) Run Command Prompt as administrator.
How to:
Find and right-click on Command Prompt from Start menu.
Then choose Run as administrator.
Click YES when prompted by User Account Control.

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2) Type regsvr32 jscript.dll and hit Enter. When it done, click OK.

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3) Go on to type regsvr32 vbscript.dll and hit Enter. When it done, click OK. Close command prompt window.

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4) Check if WMP could be open properly.

Fix 4: Add the Administrator group to the Local Service

1) Run Command Prompt as administrator.( Follow How to of Fix 3)

2) Type net localgroup “Administrators” “NT AuthorityLocal Service” /add and hit Enter.

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3) When it done, close command prompt window.

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4) Restart your computer and check if WMP could be open properly.

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Conclusion

That’s all there is to it. Server execution failed error on your computer should be fixed now. If you have any suggestions or problems, just leave your comment below to let us know.

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