Server rollover

Updated: October 4, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can add a <REF> tag to the announcement file to specify a rollover URL. The rollover URL identifies alternate Windows Media servers that are streaming the same content. In the following example announcement file, if the client cannot successfully connect to Server1, it automatically connects to Server2 without reentering the URL.

<asx version = "3.0">
  <entry>
    <ref href = "mms://server1/file.wmv"/>
    <ref href = "mms://server2/file.wmv"/>
  </entry>
</asx>

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