Configuring cache/proxy plug-ins and properties
Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Media Services 2008 includes plug-ins and properties that enable cache and proxy server support. You can use a Windows Media Server as a cache/proxy server or you can use a Windows Media Server as an origin server that controls the behavior of the remote cache/proxy servers during the streaming event.
If you choose to use the Windows Media server as a cache/proxy server on the network, you can configure Cache/Proxy Management plug-ins to configure the Windows Media server as either a cache/proxy server or a reverse proxy server for caching and proxying on-demand or live content. The WMS Cache Proxy plug-in is included in Windows Media Services for this purpose.
You can also choose to use the Windows Media server as an origin server on the network and configure properties to specify how long content streamed from on-demand or broadcast publishing points on the origin server to remote cache/proxy servers is valid before it must be refreshed. Cache/Proxy properties are used to specify the frequency with which remote cache/proxy server check for updated on-demand or broadcast content on the origin server.