Syntax for distribution server connections

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Distribution servers connect to origin servers by using a connection protocol. Use the following information to determine the URL syntax that the distribution server should use.

Origin server Scenario Syntax

Windows Media Services 9 Series or later

Servers are on an intranet. Some data loss between servers is acceptable, so UDP transport can be used.

rtsp://server/publishing_point

Windows Media Services 9 Series or later

Servers are on an intranet. Data loss is not acceptable, so TCP transport must be used.

rtspt://server/publishing_point

Windows Media Services 9 Series or later

Servers are on separate networks and need to connect through a firewall.

http://server/publishing_point

Windows Media Services 9 Series or later (multicast)

Server is rebroadcasting a multicast stream to a network segment that is not multicast-enabled.

MCast://%systemdrive%\Wmpub\Wmroot\file.nsc

-or-

MCast://\\computer\Inetpub\Wwwroot\file.nsc

Windows Media Services 4.1 (unicast)

Server is rebroadcasting unicast content from a server running Windows 2000 Server.

http://server/publishing_point/file

Windows Media Services 4.1 (multicast)

Server is rebroadcasting multicast content from a server running Windows 2000 Server

mcast://\\server\shared_folder\station.nsc

Note

When setting up distribution servers to use Fast Streaming, use the RTSPU, RTSPT, or HTTP protocols to connect to the origin server.

See Also

Concepts

Selecting data transfer protocols