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Resolve WPM Player issue after upgrade to Windows 10

Updated April 26, 2018


After upgrading to Windows 10 v.1607 or later from an earlier version of Windows, the WPM Playback service may not start. A "Player could not be registered — Please check firewall settings" message may appear even if the firewall is completely disabled. You may also be prompted to authenticate certificates even though recordings include embedded application certificates.


  • WPM on a system upgraded to Windows 10 from an earlier version of Windows


This issue can occur if a Windows 10 upgrade overwrites existing registry entries and prevents the WPM Playback service from starting. 


First, verify the following conditions:

Next, back up all Player/Recorder configuration files (the installation process will overwrite the current configuration with default values). The files have a *.config suffix and are stored in these default folders:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion\SEUM\Player
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion\SEUM\Recorder

The final step is to reinstall the WPM Player. Restore the *.config files if necessary.


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