4 Solution Fix: Server Execution Failed Error in Windows 10

Some Windows 10 users have issues with Server Execution Failed. When they try to open a video file or music file using Windows Media Player, WMP will freeze for a time and show the Server Execution Failed as picture below:

Server Execution Failed Error In Windows 10

Server Execution Failed Error In Windows 10

You can suppress this error by clicking OK button. But by this method, you can’t confirm that error will not occur later. In this tutorial, I will share a few solutions help you to resolve server execution failed while running Windows Media Player.

How to Fix Server Execution Failed Error In Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Solution 1: Change Local Group Settings

Using an elevated Command Prompt to add a new entry to the local group Administrator Settings. To do that, you doing the following:

Step 1. You launch Command Prompt as Administrator.

Step 2. Then you type exactly the following command then hit Enter:

NET LOCALGROUP administrators “NT Authority\Local Service” /ADDf

Step 3. Finally, you restart your computer.

Fix Server Execution Failed Windows 10

Solution 2. Reinstall WMP

You can fix server execution failed error in Windows 10 by reinstalling WMP. To do that, you doing the following:

Step 1. Open Run command box by pressing Windows key + R.

Step 2. Type the following


and press Enter to open Turn Windows Features On or Off.

Turn Windows Features On or Off

Step 3. Next, you uncheck Media Features checkbox then click OK.

uncheck Media Features

Step 4. Now, you need to restart your computer.

Step 5. After restarting your computer, you repeat steps # 1-2 above.

Step 6. Finally, you check the Media Features checkbox, click OK and restart your computer once again.

Solution 3: Using Registry Editor

Step 1. First of all, you open Registry Editor by pressing Windows Key + R, then type regedit and click OK.


Step 2. In the left pane of Registry Editor, you go to following registry key


Step 3. Next, you need to find SeparateProcess named registry DWORD (REG_DWORD). Double click it to modify its Value data.

Fix Server Execution Failed Windows 10

Step 4. Now you put 0 in the Edit DWORD Value. Then click OK.


Step 5. Finally, you can close Registry Editor and restart your computer. The problem will be resolved.

Solution 4: Running Microsoft’s HotFix

If you don’t like all solutions above, I will give share a very easy and secure method. At the moment, Microsoft has released a HotFix to fix this problem. You just download below link to get the HotFix for your computer to automatically resolve this problem.

You can watch this video below to learn more how to fix Server Execution Failed error in Windows 10.

These are four solutions that should definitely fix Server Execution Failed Error in Windows 10. If you have any other Windows 10 related errors you can check for the solution in my Windows 10 tips section. Thank you for reading! Can we please hit likes and share on this article?



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