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The Windows Media Services service terminated with service-specific error %%-1072884851

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Issue

Could not start/connect Windows Media Services. The Windows Media Services service terminated with service-specific error %%-1072884851

 WMSServerConfig log file error:
Needs Upgrade:1 Upgrade File:C:\Windows\System32\Windows Media\Server\ServerNamespace.xml
Workaround for install/upgrade related issues...
CoInitializeEx returned 0x00000000
CoCreateInstance CLSID_WMSServerResourceMgr returned 0x00000000
m_pServerResourceMgr->Init returned 0x00000000
CoCreateInstance CLSID_NamespaceFactory returned 0x00000000
pNamespaceFactory->CreateInstance( WMS_NAMESPACE_SERVER ) 0x00000000
Updating anonymous plugin at server level
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: /
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: Sample_Broadcast
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: Cache/Proxy On-Demand
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: Cache/Proxy Broadcast
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: 61eb4ed2-0a66-4fc0-ab46-4367d5931242
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: 94747534-87bb-4d9e-8778-1cdafed8de36
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: cbf9f47f-f4c9-4f02-b6b5-41b6bcea1107
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: 91f3a10d-ffd0-428c-a291-64f18e09a652
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: 898befcd-5c5f-4e12-9a2e-c2c3222d6ded
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: c0586a7e-7491-42b6-a0ec-9e38fa1ed7ed
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: fcd84d23-54cc-4591-abc7-624e3b8983ac
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: 8b99fb20-9e81-4aa2-a5ec-d777b57d144e
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: e45a89d7-ccf4-4e39-973f-2fa635157f91
Updating anonymous plugin for publishing point: 15c3c1f0-0281-4afa-8abe-65a7de227f26
Error Code: 0x00000000

Resolution:

 

Open command prompt as administrator and type the following commands. 

cd "c:\windows\system32\windows media\server"
wmsserverconfig.exe /repair

 

If that did not resolve the issue, please do the following:

Please try uninstalling the Streaming Media Services role and making sure to delete the ServerNamespace.xml in C:\Windows\System32\windows media\server. Then reinstalling the role again.

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