How to Start/Stop Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Service name: WMPNetworkSvc
Display name: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Shares Windows Media Player libraries with other networked players and media devices using Universal Plug and Play.
Path to executable:
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe"
Regedit: This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service service from Registry Editor
Perform the following steps:
Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search
Type regedit and press Enter
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Microsoft official disclaimer
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WMPNetworkSvc and locate Start registry key
Double click on Start and edit the value:
Change Startup type :
Automatic - 2
Manual - 3
Disabled - 4
Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2
Note:When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1
When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0