# Thursday, January 25, 2007

Not so good. 

Update:  I did get WMP to work, after installing the "Media Services" for 2003 server from the "Add Windows Components" dialog.  Still no go with Rhapsody.  Interestingly enough, QuickTime doesn't work either...

I've recently had to upgrade my development box to Windows 2003 Server, because some of the work I'm doing with ADAM and AzMan requires 2003 or Vista (and I'm not quite ready to go there, not is our IT department).  I can't get the Rhapsody client to install at all on 2003 server.  I suspect it has something to do with the fact that there's no Windows Media Player installed.  There doesn't seem to be a Windows Media Player for 2003 Server, which probably isn't unreasonable.  The Rhapsody client install fails while trying to set up some DRM stuff, which is what makes me suspect WMP. 

Despite that, the new web based Rhapsody client works just fine in FireFox, so I'll have to limp along with that once again.


Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:04:20 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [6]  |  Related posts:
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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 9:52:51 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Patrick, you must be doing something wrong. We are doing all our VS2005 development in VMWare workstation using Windows Server 2003 R2 and it comes with windows media player 10 installed. How did you install your environemnt?
phil hochstetler
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 10:47:34 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I'm running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise, and WMP10 runs. Did you enable audio via Control Panel->Sounds?
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 2:08:01 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
When I download and install either the WMP 10 or 11 distributions from MS, the installers both say they won't install on anything other the XP sp 2 and exit.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 10:05:58 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
More research shows WMP 10 is included with SP1 for Windows Server 2003. You are running SP1 right?
Phil Hochstetler
Thursday, February 01, 2007 10:00:47 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I am indeed running SP1, although it was installed along with everything else, i.e. I installed a slipstreamed sp1, with R2 on top of that. And yet... I can find no traces of WMP. Very curious.
Friday, February 02, 2007 4:49:06 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
According to this link:


it is in SP1 unless you are running on an Itanium-based system. Is that your problem?
Otherwise, I would suspect your slipstream method of not including WMP correctly.
phil hochstetler
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