Playing streaming Windows Media Content with Roaming Profiles freezes.
Posted on 2010-11-11
I have one of those pull my hair out sort of issues here...
I currently have a W2k3 domain with about 150 computers (a mixture of windows 7 and Windows XP machines of different ages)...all setup with Roaming profiles and redirected folders.
On quite a few of these machines, whenever we play streaming windows media content on a website through a browser, Windows Media player freezes (resource usage shoots to 30-40 percent) and I never see the "buffering bar" at the bottom.
Seems to be some sort of roaming profile issue, but for the life of me I cant figure out what it is. I dont have a lot of settings setup through Group Policy at all.
WMP version does not seem to matter, although I seem to have more luck with things working right on Windows XP with WMP10.
Any clues on where to look??
Thanks in advance for any help :)