What Is Windows Media Server?
Windows Media Server is a streaming server from the Microsoft that is used to generate the streaming media whether audio or video. The formats supported by the Windows Media Server are JPEG and MP3 formats. With the most powerful streaming server, you can now add advanced scalability and streaming functionality. When you are completely aware of managing a dedicated Window Media Server, you will be able to extend your multicasting beyond this video and audio content that will include the web pages, images and slides too.
When you have managed the dedicated Windows Media Server, you will be able to stream windows media services. These services will allow you to manage the digital media content, whether it’s live or the demand. The digital media content includes the Windows Media Video (WMV) and Windows Media Audio (WMA).
What Is The Windows Media Services 9?
When you install Windows Media Services 9, you will experience fast streaming, dynamic programming that is for the fly or for the personalized delivery content and it will help in the easy administration, scalability and customization. Windows Media Services 9 has the perfect streaming experience, allowing you to watch your favorite movies without waiting for the buffering time without any playback interruptions in your work. It has the ability to support a number of users than its previous version with enhanced security and reliability
How To Manage A Dedicated Windows Media Server?
Here are the detailed steps that will help you in the management of dedicated Windows Media Server.
Step # 1: Launch The Remote Desktop And Connect It
Firstly, open the ‘Start Menu’ and click ‘Run’. In the box, enter ‘mstsc/admin’ and press the ‘Enter’ button. If there is no Run option available in the start menu, then simply type the same words in the space available in the start menu search box. Now, you have to enter the server IP address. After entering the IP address, click on the options button on the left side of the box. This will let you with various options. A window will appear with the username bar. Enter the username that is mostly ‘administrator’ and click on the ‘Allow me to save credential box’ button to mark it. After these two tasks, click on the ‘connect button available’ at the end.
Now click on the ‘Remember my credentials’ box to mark it so that it will remember your password and you don’t have to recall it again and again. After marking the box, type your own personal password. Once you have completed entering the information, click the OK button at the end.
Step # 2: Open The Management Of My Computer
Now, right-click on My Computer icon on the desktop, choose the ‘Manage’ option. A new window will appear, click on the Services and Applications and then on the Windows Media Services and next at the Publishing Points.
Step # 3: Add The Publishing Point In The Manage Option Of My Computer
After clicking on the ‘manage’ option of my computer, you were directed to the screen with Services and Applications button. After clicking on the Services and Applications, Windows Media Services appeared and then the Publishing Point. Right click on the Publishing Point and choose the option of ‘Add Publishing Point (Advanced)’.
A window will appear after clicking on the ‘Add Publishing Point (Advanced)’. Click the broadcast option in the new window, it must be the default one. Now, you have to enter a publishing name in the text box that must be unique. The next option will be the Location of the content. Type push:* into the text box field of the location of the content and click the OK button at the end of the window to save all these changes that are made.
Step # 4: Define Your Own Limits
This step is optional, you can skip it if you don’t want to do it, but it is a good thing if you complete it as it will help you later. After closing the window of the ‘Publishing Point (Advanced)’, you will be directed to the same window of the ‘manage’ of My Computer. Within the ‘manage’ window, click again on the ‘Publishing Points’, click on the ‘Examplestream (Broadcast Push)’. A new window of the ‘ExampleStream’ will be opened. Click on the ‘Properties’ button on this window. Now click on the ‘limits’, a list of limits will be appearing to you. It is your choice to decide your limits.
These limits will include the player connections, outgoing distribution connections and many other things. While selecting the limits, you have to be very careful as you can’t limit each and everything in the list. You have to see the maximum connections otherwise; your player connection will be completely slowed down.
Now, your ‘Publishing Point’ is completely ready. So, an encoder that is using the Push Mode with the username and password Push can connect to the Publishing Point. This is a complete approach without doing anything further. The next steps are to describe the addition of a unique user and password.
Step # 5: Add Encoding Users
This is also an optional step as if you want to add the encoding user. Within the same ‘manage’ windows on My Computer, scroll down into the ‘local users and Groups Snap in’. On the ‘users’, click right and choose the first option of ‘new users’.
Now, in the new window, enter the username and a password of your own choice with the full name and description as an option. Click on the ‘user must change password at the next login’ and unmark it with the mark of the ‘password never expires’. Now, click on the ‘create’ button at the end. Then click right on the new user that you have recently created. Choose the ‘properties’ and click on the ‘Member of’ tab and click ‘Add’. In the object name text box, enter ‘wms’ and press the OK button.
That’s it and you have managed the dedicated Windows Media Server.