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Windows Media Services

Windows Media Services enables you to stream multimedia content over networks that range from low-bandwidth, dial-up Internet connections to high-bandwidth, local area networks. When you install Windows Media Services, you can use Complete Installation to install the Windows Media component services and Windows Media Administrator, or you can install only Windows Media Administrator. Install only Windows Media Administrator if you want to remotely administer a Windows Media server.

System Requirements

The following table summarizes the minimum hardware and software requirements for Windows Media Services server components and administrator.

Component

Recommended

Minimum for server

Processor

Intel Pentium II 266 megahertz (MHz) or better

Intel Pentium 90 MHz

Memory

128 megabytes (MB) or more

32 MB of Random Access Memory (RAM) for administrator only; 64 MB of RAM for server

Network Interface Card (NIC)

Ethernet card, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

Ethernet card, TCP/IP

Available hard disk space

21 MB (6 MB for systems files and 15 MB for installation); 500 MB disk space for content storage

21 MB (6 MB for systems files and 15 MB for installation); adequate disk space for content storage

Software

Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.0 or later; Microsoft Windows NT® version 4.0 with Service Pack 4 (SP4) or later

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later; Microsoft Windows 95 with DCOM95 or Microsoft Windows NT Server or Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 with SP4

Click here to access wmserver.exe

Click here to access wmservra.exe

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