This tutorial explains how to fix the Server Execution Failed error encountered when you are trying to open an audio or video file with Windows Media Player in Windows 8.
The first step is to close all running instances of Windows Media Player. Open the Task Manager
and then go to the Processes
tab. Search for any entry relating to Windows Media Player
, right-click > End Task
Open an elevated terminal
and run the regsvr32 jscript.dll
and regsvr32 vbscript.dll
commands. Once the dll files have been successfully registered, close the Command Prompt
and try to launch Windows Media Player again.