Plex Media Server DLNA Service has stopped working.



PMS Version (as of 8/5/2016)
Hardware Dell PowerEdge R710
OS: Windows Server 2012 r2

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Plex Dlna Server.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 579968ab
Fault Module Name: VCRUNTIME140.dll
Fault Module Version: 14.0.23918.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 56eb8dc0
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0000db83
OS Version: 6.3.9600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 5861
Additional Information 2: 5861822e1919d7c014bbb064c64908b2
Additional Information 3: 6ee2
Additional Information 4: 6ee2432e64e99bdcea5e4be767a3b1a2

I get this error about twice a day, regardless of its Plex is idle or actively being used.


CPU: Intel i7 4770k 3.50Ghz 4 Core
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB DDR5
MB: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA1150 DDR3 M.2 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Z97 ATX Motherboard
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600

PMS: Version

Faulting application name: Plex Dlna Server.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x579968ab
Faulting module name: VCRUNTIME140.dll, version: 14.0.23918.0, time stamp: 0x56eb8dc0
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000d74e
Faulting process id: 0x614
Faulting application start time: 0x01d1f0d7cbe936b9
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex Dlna Server.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VCRUNTIME140.dll

Report Id: 07b543eb-5d1b-11e6-827f-240a6438f5c4

I've also gotten this error randomly in this latest PMS build and on PMS version: I've done a "repair" via the Plex installer to see if that does anything. Any other troubleshooting tips appreciated.


~~I'm going to try this workaround (with a slight modification), and will report back.~~

~~1. Open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (Windows key + R, type in wf.msc, press ENTER)~~
~~2. Click on Inbound Rules on the sidebar on the left~~
~~3. Look for Plex DLNA Server rule and double-click on it~~
~~4. Go to the Programs and Services tab~~
~~5. In the text box labeled "This program:", Notice the path of where its pointing to. click browse, go to that path, and select Plex DLNA Server.exe. (double check that Plex DLNA Server.exe exists at that Plex installation path)~~
~~6. Click OK and close the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security window~~

~~When I did this, it changed the path from 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex DLNA Server.exe' to '%ProgramFiles% (x86)\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex DLNA Server.exe'~~

~~I have yet to test, as I just did this 5 minutes ago, but will report back on possible solution.~~

Edit #1 - Original work around -

Edit #2 - Results are that the Plex DLNA Server.exe failure still persists.


~~Latest update seems to have resolved this issue.~~

Issue came back as of 8/26. Not answered.


Hi Everyone,
Since the last update I have been getting this fault, never had it before.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Plex Dlna Server.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 5953a2bd
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.23677
Fault Module Timestamp: 589c957a
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0002e064
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 5129
Additional Information 1: 56f5
Additional Information 2: 56f50057683cdbfd654c11c2adb3bbee
Additional Information 3: 11e5
Additional Information 4: 11e55f3ceaa742af752d4088e4931316

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Anyone get a solution to this previously?