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  • Hi,

    I am trying to understand what the following message means. It is being logged on a Win7 Enterprise machine with the WHS client installed. I realize it is an Information event but the text indicates "Bad service request" as if something is wrong. Also, why is the event source missing if WHS is installed?

    C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\esClient.exe is the Windows Media Center Client Service. Using the WHS General Settings > Media Collector, I have removed that service from all desktops (I'm only using WHS for backups, so I don't want Media Center functionality). On another machine (running XP Pro), the file itself is gone. However on the Win7 machine, the file remains and these messages appear.

    Thanks,

    Mark Berry
    MCB Systems

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        esClient
    Date:          1/16/2010 8:26:30 PM
    Event ID:      0
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      CLIENTNET203.CLIENTNET.org
    Description:
    The description for Event ID 0 from source esClient cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

    If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

    The following information was included with the event:

    Bad service request

    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:48 PM

Answers

  • I would try installing the Media Center Connector software again, reboot the client, then uninstall the entire WHS Connector software (both pieces), reboot, then install the WHS Connector software (but obviously don't install the MC Connector software again), then reboot.

    Thanks for the suggestion. This is an HP LX195. I uninstalled HP MediaSmart Server, HP Update, and the WHS Connector. The latter uninstall asked me to close WHSTrayApp.exe and Windows Media Center Client Service, which I did. Then I deleted "C:\Windows Home Server" (there were several files in the Upgrade subfolder).

    At this point I rebooted the machine.

    Then I went to http://MYWHS:55000, downloaded and re-installed the "HP MediaSmart Server" client, which launches the WHS connector client install. There are no options during setup.

    After the install, the Windows Media Center Client Service is back; this is in fact esClient.exe. That service is not installed on the other machines. I'm thinking that the reason is that the other machines are XP Pro and don't support Media Center stuff, whereas the machine with the bogus errors is Windows 7 which does have Media Center.

    I'm going to disable the Media Center Client Service on the Win7 machine. I bet that will stop the messages.

    Mark Berry
    MCB Systems

    • Marked as answer by mcbsys Tuesday, February 9, 2010 4:47 AM
    Thursday, January 21, 2010 12:00 AM

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  • I don't have any idea. These kinds of error messages are best sent to the WHS team - report a bug at Microsoft Connect
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:36 PM
  • Hi,

    I am trying to understand what the following message means. It is being logged on a Win7 Enterprise machine with the WHS client installed. I realize it is an Information event but the text indicates "Bad service request" as if something is wrong. Also, why is the event source missing if WHS is installed?

    C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\esClient.exe is the Windows Media Center Client Service. Using the WHS General Settings > Media Collector, I have removed that service from all desktops (I'm only using WHS for backups, so I don't want Media Center functionality). On another machine (running XP Pro), the file itself is gone. However on the Win7 machine, the file remains and these messages appear.

    Thanks,

    Mark Berry
    MCB Systems

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        esClient
    Date:          1/16/2010 8:26:30 PM
    Event ID:      0
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      CLIENTNET203.CLIENTNET.org
    Description:
    The description for Event ID 0 from source esClient cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

    If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

    The following information was included with the event:

    Bad service request

    I would try installing the Media Center Connector software again, reboot the client, then uninstall the entire WHS Connector software (both pieces), reboot, then install the WHS Connector software (but obviously don't install the MC Connector software again), then reboot.
    • Marked as answer by Jonas Svensson -FST- Tuesday, February 9, 2010 1:01 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by mcbsys Tuesday, February 9, 2010 4:47 AM
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 3:11 AM
    Moderator
  • I would try installing the Media Center Connector software again, reboot the client, then uninstall the entire WHS Connector software (both pieces), reboot, then install the WHS Connector software (but obviously don't install the MC Connector software again), then reboot.

    Thanks for the suggestion. This is an HP LX195. I uninstalled HP MediaSmart Server, HP Update, and the WHS Connector. The latter uninstall asked me to close WHSTrayApp.exe and Windows Media Center Client Service, which I did. Then I deleted "C:\Windows Home Server" (there were several files in the Upgrade subfolder).

    At this point I rebooted the machine.

    Then I went to http://MYWHS:55000, downloaded and re-installed the "HP MediaSmart Server" client, which launches the WHS connector client install. There are no options during setup.

    After the install, the Windows Media Center Client Service is back; this is in fact esClient.exe. That service is not installed on the other machines. I'm thinking that the reason is that the other machines are XP Pro and don't support Media Center stuff, whereas the machine with the bogus errors is Windows 7 which does have Media Center.

    I'm going to disable the Media Center Client Service on the Win7 machine. I bet that will stop the messages.

    Mark Berry
    MCB Systems

    • Marked as answer by mcbsys Tuesday, February 9, 2010 4:47 AM
    Thursday, January 21, 2010 12:00 AM
  • As explained in the message above, uninstalling/reinstalling did not prevent the Media Center Connector from being installed.

    Disabling the Media Center Client Service did stop the messages.

    Mark Berry
    MCB Systems
    Tuesday, February 9, 2010 4:49 AM