Windows Media Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

A Windows Media server is the server component in the Windows Media platform, a complete end-to-end system for creating and delivering digital media content to clients over networks.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

Windows Media Server Availability

To enable the streaming of content to clients over networks (either an intranet or the Internet), the Windows Media Services service must be running on the Windows Media server.

Windows Media Server Error Reporting

You can select options to display diagnostic events in a Troubleshooting pane in Windows Media Services and view the messages that are generated by the events that have occurred since the Windows Media Services service started or since the troubleshooting list was cleared. The data in the list can help you view the status of the Windows Media server and diagnose problems with its configuration. For more information, see Troubleshooting server events.

Windows Media Server Web-based Administration Configuration

Windows Media Services - Web Administrator is a complete Web site that is hosted on your Windows Media server by Internet Information Services (IIS). It has most of the functionality of the Windows Media Services snap-in, so that you can perform common tasks such as creating and starting publishing points, monitoring publishing point activity, and configuring plug-ins. You can access the Web Administrator Web site from any browser that supports Active Server Pages (ASP) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), such as Windows Internet Explorer. For more information, see Administering Windows Media servers remotely.

Streaming Media Services