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Adding Windows Media Services 2008 on an IIS 7 Server

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

The Streaming Media Services role includes Windows Media Services 2008, which is designed to handle the requirements of streaming and administering media content on the Internet or an intranet. Windows Media Services also provides features such as live broadcasting, on-demand streaming, and the ability to stream media content through most firewalls and to cross-platform Silverlight clients.

For more information about Windows Media Services features, see Windows Media Services Features and Benefits.

The Streaming Media Services role (which includes the latest version of Windows Media Services) and Streaming Media Services role administration tools for the Remote Server Administration Tools feature in Server Manager are not included with the Windows Server® 2008 operating system. To install these, you must obtain and run the appropriate Streaming Media Services role installer file on the updated operating system. For more information about how to install the Streaming Media Services role on the full and Server Core installation options of the Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems and about how to install the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in on a remote computer to manage Windows Media Services running on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, see Installing Windows Media Services 2008.

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