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Last post Jan 17, 2008 09:50 AM by colinbo

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  • WMPub and Windows File Protection

    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?

    Thanks,
    Colin

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  • Re: WMPub and Windows File Protection

    Jan 17, 2008 01:43 AM|Zhao Ji Ma - MSFT|LINK

    Hi Colin,

    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.

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.it.winserver&cat=it_IT_3443e02c-3d21-4bb6-b50b-1a91bad9b0cb&lang=it&cr=IT

    Zhao Ji Ma
    Sincerely,
    Microsoft Online Community Support
  • Re: WMPub and Windows File Protection

    Jan 17, 2008 09:50 AM|colinbo|LINK

    Hi Zhao,

    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.

    Cheers,
    Colin

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