Event ID 303 — Windows Media Server Availability

Updated: November 17, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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To enable the streaming of content to clients over networks (either an intranet or the Internet), the Windows Media Services service must be running on the Windows Media server.

Event Details

Product: Windows Media Services
ID: 303
Source: WMServer
Version: 9.5
Symbolic Name: WMS_EVMSG_SERVICE_HANDLER
Message: Service Control Manager could not install a handler for the Windows Media Services service.

Resolve

Start the Windows Media Services service

Start the Windows Media Services service if it is stopped, or restart it if it is running.

Start the Windows Media Services service

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To start the Windows Media Services service:

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
  2. In the list of services, click Windows Media Services.
  3. On the Action menu, click Start.

Restart the Windows Media Services service

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To restart the Windows Media Services service:

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
  2. In the list of services, click Windows Media Services.
  3. On the Action menu, click Restart.

Verify

To verify that the Windows Media Services service is running:

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
  2. In the list of services, verify that the Status for Windows Media Services is Started.

Related Management Information

Windows Media Server Availability

Streaming Media Services

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