Control protocol

Control protocol plug-ins control communication between a Windows Media server and clients. Windows Media Services contains the following control protocol plug-ins:

WMS HTTP Server Control Protocol

WMS RTSP Server Control Protocol


Changes made to these plug-ins are applied to new client connection requests only. Clients that are already connected to the server are not affected.


Windows Media Services is IPv6 enabled. IPv6 is the newest version of the Internet Protocol and was designed to accommodate the rapidly increasing demand for unique IP addresses. IPv6 increases the IP address size from 32 bits to 128 bits to support more levels of addressing hierarchy and a greater number of addressable nodes. Not all networks are configured to use IPv6, but Windows Media Services will automatically use it when it is available.

See Also


About data transfer protocols

Other Resources

Firewall information for Windows Media Services
Microsoft Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)