Windows Media Services 2008 Deployment Guide
Updated: December 9, 2009
Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
This guide describes the practical application and deployment of Microsoft® Windows Media® Services 2008 in the enterprise for digital media experiences and applications. Windows Media Services is a versatile and configurable technology that you can use to achieve a suitable streaming media solution for almost any situation. The information in this guide can help you during the deployment process and enable you to use your knowledge of local hardware and network conditions to set up a streaming media solution that suits your needs.
This guide is intended to help you take your Windows Media server solution from planning to implementation in your production environment. It presents common business problems and the design decisions and considerations to build an infrastructure for such solutions. When you use Windows Media, you can play multimedia content for applications such as employee training, broadcast communications, entertainment, and educational programs over the entire range of enterprise networks—from low-bandwidth, dial-up Internet connections, leased wide area network (WANs) to high-bandwidth local area networks (LANs) and campuses.