Windows® Media Player Network Sharing Service
How does one disable Windows Media Player network sharing service?
Windows is an advanced, high-performance operating system that is capable of fully utilizing all the available system resources which in turn increases productivity and enhances the user experience. Windows operating systems are developed and released by Microsoft which provides users with after sales support in the form of updates and hot fixes. The interfaces of the different versions of Windows operating system are simple and easy to use. They are ideal for all types of computer users. The resource-friendly architecture of the operating system helps users operate it even on computers with low-end hardware configuration. Windows Media Player is the default multimedia player that is present in the different versions of Windows operating system. It has many features and functions that enhance the multimedia experience of users. The network sharing service in Windows Media Player allows one to share multimedia by using the active network connection. Users can configure the share settings that help in viewing and accessing shared contents over a network. This is a very useful feature for those who desire to share their collection of media with other users who are connected to each other over a network.
Discussed below are some points that will help users disable network sharing service in Windows Media Player:
- Open run
- Launch services menu
- Disable network sharing
Those who intend to turn off or disable network sharing in Windows Media Player can do so by using the Windows services management module. This module can either be accessed using the 'Search' functionality in 'Start' menu or by using the 'Run' command window. Users can open the 'Run' command from the accessories folder of the Windows 'Start' menu.
Launch services menu
Users must enter the service.msc command in the run window in order to launch the services snap in console. The services console or menu allows users to manage the system and application-related services and change their working status by enabling and disabling them and by changing the start-up type. These options can be used to stop and disable the Windows Media Player network sharing service with minimal complications.
A number of services, both system-related as well as application-related, will be listed in the services console and they are grouped according to their name. The Windows Media Player network sharing service will be located at the last and the users should open its right context menu after highlighting the service and then they need to select 'Properties'. In the 'Properties' menu, users should stop the service and choose disabled by selecting the option in the ‘startup type’ drop down menu. This will help disable the Windows Media Player network sharing service.
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