IIS 7 and Above
WMPub and Windows File Protection
Last post Jan 17, 2008 09:50 AM by colinbo
Jan 13, 2008 02:49 PM|colinbo|LINK
It is my understanding that the WMPub folder cannot be removed from the system drive because the Windows Media Server setup intends on installing the multicast and advertisement logging agent IIS application extension (Wmsiislog.dll) in the WMPub\WMIISLog
folder. While there are workarounds that involve tweaking Windows File Protection it would be nice to see a more orderly installation. Given that there is already a Windows Media folder under SYSTEM32\Windows Media\Server could it be changed so that WMSIISLOG.DLL
is installed there instead so we can delete this folder?
Jan 17, 2008 01:43 AM|Zhao Ji Ma - MSFT|LINK
Based on my understanding, the location of the dll is by design. Moving the file to other location might not be supported by Windows Media Server at all. If you insist to move Wmsiislog.dll to another place, try registering with regsvr32
wmsiislog.dll at the command prompt. You may also need to consult Windows Media Server related community site for the configuration.
Jan 17, 2008 09:50 AM|colinbo|LINK
You are probably right that it can be re-registered. To remove the folder, however, you need to hack away at Windows File Protection though. What I'm suggesting is that the design be changed as it doesn't seem reasonable to create an entire directory structure
just for one DLL, especially when there is no obvious reason for it and alternatives exist.