Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
When you use a broadcast publishing point to stream content, you can archive the content to a file. (The archiving feature is not available for on-demand publishing points.) Archiving is useful when you are streaming content that is not already recorded—for example, a stream from an encoder. The content is archived to a file as it streams. The archive file enables you to make the content available for on-demand requests or rebroadcast. You can either wait until the broadcast is over to make the archived content available or you can use the Play While Archiving feature to allow clients to stream the archived content, even as the server continues to archive streaming content to the file.