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The Scala Media Player-L for Windows® comes loaded with a Windows 10 IoT operating system and the Scala Scala Windows Playback Engine. Configure the following options in the Windows Operating System to :

  • Disable the Microsoft® Unified Write Filter
  • Connect to a wireless network
  • Set the date and time
  • Change user account passwords
  • Configure the device name
  • Configure system restarts
  • Configure the DHCP or IP address
  • Configure the login script

Additionally, there are steps for configuring the the Windows Operating System via the command line. Only use command line options if you are familiar with the Windows command prompt.

Windows Operating System Configurations for Scala Media Player-L

Use the following tabs to configure the Windows Operating System for the Scala Media Player-L.

Microsoft UWF

As of December 2019, the B308 Player-L with 2GB of RAM and a 32GB eMMC Storage has an updated Master System Image which no longer supports UWF. Any references to Unified Write Filter, (UWF), functionality should be disregarded on these images.

(tick) Quick Tip: 

To quickly discern if your image does not have UWF, look to see if you have a D:/ drive. Images without a D:/ drive do not contain UWF.

Microsoft UWF Internet Audio Date/Time Password Device Name Restarts DHCP/Static IP Logon Script

Configurations Using the Command Line

Many of the set-up steps for the player can be done through the command prompt. The following table describes the setting and command line used to make the changes. All changes are made from the administrative Scala account. The following table describes the setting, command line format, and gives an example of each command. Content in brackets ([ ]) is to be replaced with the content for your particular case. Additional notes added as needed.


SettingCommand LineExampleNotes

Account Password

NET USER [account-name] [new-password]

  • Scala Account: NET USER scala f01bar
  • Player Account: NET USER player !!!fe3ble

The Scala Media Player contains two accounts:

  • Scala: administrative account for the player.
  • Player: account from which the media player plays content.
Change a Computer_Player NameWMIC ComputerSystem WHERE name="[%COMPUTERNAME%]" CALL rename name=[NewComputerName] WMIC ComputerSystem WHERE name="%MainFrame%" CALL rename name=Home None
Time Zone

TZUTIL /s "[TimeZoneName]"

  • TZUTIL /s "Pacific Standard Time"
  • TZUTIL /s "Eastern Standard Time"
  • TZUTIL /s "Newfoundland and Labrador Standard Time"
  • Windows Playback Engine: See Microsoft Default Timezones for default timezone names. Use the Timezone column to populate the appropriate name.
Configure the network properties of a Network Interfacenetsh interface ip set address "[Name of Interface]" static [IP Address] [Net Mask] [Gateway Address]
  • netsh interface ip set address "Ethernet" static 10.0.0.100 255.255.0.0 10.0.0.1 1
  • netsh interface ip set address "Local Area Connection 3" static 10.0.0.100 255.255.0.0 10.0.0.1 1

None
Configuring a DNS Server

netsh interface ipv4 ADD dnsserver "[Name of Server]" address=[Server Address] index=[Index Number]

netsh interface ipv4 ADD dnsserver "Local Area Connection 3" address=8.8.8.8 index=1

None
Changing the connection back to DHCPnetsh interface ip set address "[Name of Interface]" DHCP netsh interface ip set address "Local Area Connection 3" DHCP None
Set System DateDate [MM/DD/YYYY]Date 01/20/2019Assumes US English location. Modify entry as appropriate for system.
Set System TimeTime [HH:MM]Time 13:33Use 24 hour time format.