Windows Media Services

Global Fix: Windows Media Player audio works, video does not

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Hearing sound but not seeing video is a very common problem associated with many versions of Windows Media Player.  The solution is to turn down the video acceleration inside of WMP (not Windows).  To do this, access WMP’s Performance options and slide the video acceleration from full down to medium, or even none if necessary.  […]

Fix: 503 Service Unavailable when accessing content on Windows Media Services 2008 server behind load balancer

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I have three Windows 2008 Media servers that I’ve had issues with getting to work behind our F5 BigIP load balancer.  When we took packet traces, HTTP GET requests from the Media Player client have been responded to with 503 Service Unavailable.   You can read all about this particular issue at the Random on Window […]

Howto: Enable SSL on Windows Media Services Web Administration Site running on Windows 2008 / IIS 7.0

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The Windows Media Services (Web) web site does not use encrypted connections by default. Here’s how to enable SSL on the administration web site. 1. In Server Manager, expand Roles > Web Server (IIS) > Internet Information Services (IIS Manager). Highlight the IIS 7.0 web server 2. Under Security, Select Server Certificates 3. On the […]

Howto: Delegate administrative rights to Windows Media Services Web Administration to non-admins

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As an administrator, follow these steps to delegate administrative rights to Windows Media Services Web Administration to non-admins. This has been tested on a server running Windows Server 2008. 1. Create a local, non-administrator group that is named WMS Local Administrators on the server computer that is running Windows Media Services. Add the user account […]

Running Windows Media Services and and IIS on the same server in Windows Server2008

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MS KB328728 describes how to run Windows Media Services and and IIS on the same server in Windows 2003, but the WMSHttpSysCfg utility the KB article references does not exist on Windows 2008. Here’s how to run both WMS and IIS on Windows 2008. 1. Install both WMS and IIS 2. Add a second IP […]