The solution to the windows-media-player startup failure is as follows

  1. Press the combination key “Win+R” to start the operation. Enter gpedit.msc in the box and click OK to open the group policy editor.
  2. Expand Computer Configuration, Management Template, windows Setup, and windows media player on the left.
  3. Double-click “Block Media Sharing” on the right, select “Not Configured”, and click “Apply – OK”;
  4. To open the operation, enter: click OK to open the service;
  5. Enable SSDP discovery and windows media player network sharing service in sequence on the right. Change the startup type to Automatic and click Apply, Start, and OK.
  6. Right-click in the Start menu and click “Control Panel”;
  7. Enter “Media Stream” in the search box at the upper right corner and click “Media Stream Option” below;
  8. Click “Enable Media Streaming” in the box.

There are problems: gpedit.msc win10 can not open the solution


First, upgrade Windows10 Home Edition to Windows10 Professional Edition; Not recommended.

Second, install group policy function separately; Recommend.
The procedure for the second method is as follows:

a. Create a text file on the desktop and copy the following code:

@echo off
pushd “%~dp0”
dir /b C:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Package~3.mum >List.txt dir /b C:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Package~3.mum >>List.txt
for /f %%i in (‘findstr /i . List.txt 2^>nul’) do dism /online /norestart /add-package:”C:\Windows\servicing\Packages\%%i”

b. Save the file in *.cmd format.

c. Right-click the file and run the file as administrator;

d. After completing the above steps, you can enter the command gpedit.msc in the Win+R window to bring up the group policy function.