Windows Media Player and Group Policy

Posted on 2007-08-07
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Last Modified: 2013-12-07
I have been troubleshooting this problem for months now, and I don't seem to be very close to solving the issue. I have a particular building that I can use windows media player 11, or any version to view streaming videos. This is the only building out of 4 that can use windows media player 11, or any version. I have. Can someone help me out with this? All computers are configured the same, the only differences are each building has it's own OU, so I'm thinking this has to have something to do with group policy. I'm just having a hard time figuring out what is different between each OU's group policies.
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I may misunderstand what your saying but to me it sounds like youe connection runs through the buildings server in this case you have to find out who controls server to give you more rights.
Please post if i,ve misunderstood.
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Few things that may help,  If your not already using it download and install the Group Policy Managment Console


It will allow you to see what settings are used for each policy in an html report style as well with that you can run a resualtant set of policies on each OU/User and see what settings are different.
Using RSOP--> http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/a9db241d-48eb-4229-b529-824a4c7fe4c01033.mspx?mfr=true

As well you should if you havnt also download and use the updated adm templates for GPO's


They have included many new and needed settings for XP/firewall/media player.

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And as joinaunion stated if your not the admin of these net's you will need to cantact them as the suggestions I offered require admin access.


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